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Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

September 8, 2006 
Volume CXXXV1, Number 1 

the facts 

by Steve Kolowich 
Orient Staff 

Early last summer, first-year 
Jessica Song created a group on 
Facebook called "First Night 
Party!!" She got the idea from 
friends who had made a similar 
group at another college and thought 
that it would be fun to make one for 
the Bowdoin network. 

To Song's surprise, her new class- 
mates, whom she had never met, 
began joining the group in droves. 
Before long, "First Night Party!!" 
had over 100 members in the Class 
of 2010. A number of them were also 
posting on the group's message 

When she arrived on campus this 
fall, Song said that students recog- 
nized her as the group's creator. At a 
dorm meeting during Orientation, 
the proctors in Winthrop Hall teased 
her about the group. 

"I didn't think that it would turn 
into such a big deal," she said. 

The same might be said of 
Facebook itself. Since it was 

Please see FACEBOOK. page 2 

Annual lobster run leaves runners red \ Tl-ri 1 H SW1 rlc PD d1<3T1S 

underage sting ops 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Ross Jacob '09 crosses the finish line of the lobster run at Bowdoin's 
annual lobster bake. The race, a two-mile trek through the Farley fields, 
was won by Kate Knowles '10 and Thompson Ogilvie '10. 

Police department will 

hire students to solicit 

outside local stores 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

Next time an innocent-looking 
teen standing by a supermarket 
entrance asks you to buy them a six- 
pack of beer, think before you 
answer. They might be on the payroll 
of the Brunswick Police Department 
(BPD) and, if you answer yes, you 
might be going to jail. 

Early this summer, encouraged by 
the Office of the Maine Attorney 
General, the BPD began engaging in 
undercover sting operations aimed at 
catching adults willing to buy alcohol 
for people under the age of 21 in asso- 
ciation with other regional law enforce- 
ment agencies. After a short hiatus, 
these operations are recommencing. 

According to Brunswick 
Community Police Officer Terry 
Goan, the BPD "is going to kind of 
continue on [with the program] this 
fall, with Bowdoin students being 

With these stings, "the idea is to 
combat the furnishing of alcohol to 

people who are underage," Director 
of Safety and Security Randy 
Nichols explained. "I think college 
campuses should expect to be target- 
ed by these operations." 

Nichols, who served as an officer 
in the Maine State Police for 27 
years, assured students that Bowdoin 
Security had no intention of engag- 
ing in undercover stings to catch 
alcohol violations. 

"Our job here is to prevent alcohol 
violations from taking place," 
Nichols said. "We have a positive 
relationship with the student body 
and we value that and it's critical to 
our overall safety to have that," he 

In an interview with the Orient, 
Goan explained how the sting opera- 
tions work. "What we have been 
doing is getting a decoy — over the 
summer it has been a female — 
approaching people who appear to 
be over 21 at certain stores and basi- 
cally asking 'Hey, uh, I'm not old 
enough [to buy alcohol], can you go 
in and get me some flavors of what- 

So far, the operation has targeted 
16 people, five of whom agreed to 

Please see STING page 4 

Laffey presents views 
in 1980s columns 


In undergraduate op^d, 

Senate candidate calls 

Social Security 'immoral' 

by Bobby Guerette 
Orient Staff 

Newspaper columns that Stephen 
Laffey '84 wrote during his studies 
at Bowdoin could play a role in his 
highly contested Republican primary 
Senate race against incumbent 
Lincoln Chaffee in Rhode Island. 

Late last month, the Providence 
Journal published excerpts of 
columns about homosexuality that 
Laffey wrote for the Bowdoin 
Patriot, the College Republicans' 
campus newspaper. In a search of its 
own archives, the Orient found that 
Laffey was vocal about politics and 
active in student government. In one 
op-ed published during his senior 
year, he described Social Security, 
foreign aid, and gun control laws as 

In that November 1983 column, 
after arguing that individuals should 
be able to engage in voluntary trans- 
actions, Laffey wrote, "For this rea- 
son I deplore welfare programs, for- 
eign aid. Social Security and a host 
of other government programs, not 
for their inherent inefficiencies (of 
which there are plenty) but because 
they are immoral. 

"Immoral because they deny indi- 
vidual rights," he continued. "The 
U.S. government, at the implicit 
point of a gun, orders Americans to 
give up part of their money so they 
can transfer it to other people." 

Dean Foster: Collaboration is key 

Courtesy of the Bowdoin Bugle 

Stephen Laffev poses in a picture 
for the 1984 yearbook. 

When contacted by the Orient, 
Laffey spokeswoman Nachama 
Soloveichik would not comment on 
Laffey 's argument about the morali- 
ty of Social Security. 

"We have nothing to say about 20- 
year-old articles," she said. "This is 
just ridiculous." 

She said that Laffey has made his 
position on Social Security clear and 
that she would not "rehash the entire 

In one ad posted on his web site, 
Laffey says that his parents "live on 
Social Security and Medicare," and 
that "every day, career politicians in 
Washington raid the Social Security 
trust fund." 

In late August, Laffey back- 
tracked from columns written in 
the Bowdoin Patriot after they 
were anonymously sent to the 

Please see LAFFEY. page 4 

by Beth Kowitt 

and Bobby Guerette 

Orient Staff 

Though he may be taking over the 
reins of the Office of the Dean of 
Student Affairs, Tim Foster is ready 
to reach out beyond his department. 

In laying out his plans and goals 
for the semester and beyond, Foster 
stressed the need to look across 
departments, especially on issues 
like diversity that affect all aspects 
of the College. 

"In order for us to move to the 
next place, we're not going to be 
able to do things as the division of 
student affairs or the division of aca- 
demic affairs," Foster said. "We're 

going to have to collaborate togeth- 

Foster, who was previously the 
senior ^associate dean for student 
affairs, plans to apply this approach 
to the issues and challenges that face 
his division. 

"We're not going to do something 
in isolation because it just won't 
build the traction that's necessary, 
and we need to do it in an intention- 
al way," Foster said. "People are 
going to support what they help to 

While Foster did not point to a 
No. I challenge, he did say that one 
of his major concerns was the "mag- 
nitude and trends" of alcohol use on 
campus, in particular the number of 

All three top dean positions 
received new occupants this 
summer. Each week, the Orient 
will sit down with a dean and 
learn about his or her plans to 
leave a mark at Bowdoin. 

students of students who are binge 
drinking and drinking with the inten- 
tion of getting drunk, as well as the 
percentage of students who are play- 
ing drinking games. 

According to results from last 
spring's student health' survey, 
36.4 percent of students binge 

Please see FOSTER, page 2 

Mills readies Darfur policy recommendation 

by Nat Her: 
Orient Staff 

President Barry Mills plans to 
make public his recommendations 
on Bowdoin's investment policy 
regarding the humanitarian crisis in 
Darfur within the next two weeks. 

Last February, Mills created a 
nine-member advisory committee to 
determine an appropriate college 
response to the crisis in the Darfur 
region of Sudan. After a period of 
investigation, the committee issued 
its recommendations in a letter to 
Mills and the Board of Trustees in 

"Over the summer I spent a good 
deal of time investigating what other 
colleges have done that are thinking 
about the problem," Mills said. "I 
am working and nearly done with 

coming to my conclusions of what I 
would recommend [to the trustees]." 

Committee chair (icrald 
Chertavian '87 said that the commit- 
tee's job was to provide Mills with 
recommendations, and that Mills 
would later draft his own proposal to 
be presented to the trustees. 

"We were the first step in the 
process of gathering information 

from the students, faculty, and staff' 
and trying to asse-» the situation." 
said C'hertav un 

"We rect .nmended something 
with the president and then dis- 
cussed that with the trustee's. The 
next recommendation will come 
from the president." 

Please see DARFUR, page 4 


A& E 

Kerry Burke '84 o\ Bravo's 

•4 Tabloid Wars' gives the 
"Orient the inside scoop 
Page 9 




New Facebook features highlight lack of internet privacy; CPC warns against excessive disclosure 

FACEBOOK. fmm pu K t- 1 

launched two years ago, Facebook has 
turned into a very big deal. Hits week. 
Time Maga/tnc reported that the social 
networking web site is the seventh- 
most highly trafficked U.S. web site. 
with over X million users natmnwidc, 
including many Bowdoin students and 

Hut students aren't the only mem- 
bers of the Bowdoin community who 
are using the web site. 

Forty-nine Bowdoin staff members 
have Faccb<K>k accounts, including 
Senior Associate Dean of Student 
Affairs Margaret Ha/.lctt. Dean of first- 
Year Students Mary Pat McMahon, 
Assistant Director of Security Mike 
Brown. Director of Residential Life 
Kim Pacelli, and Vice President lor 
Communications and Public Affairs 
Scott Hood 

But unlike most Facebook users, 
almost none of these Bowdoin staffers 
have included personal information in 
their user profiles beyond their names 
and email addresses, which the web site 
requires all members to post. 

Personal information fields such 
as activities, interests, favorite 

music, favorite TV shows, favorite 
movies, favorite books, favorite 
quotes, work information, and educa- 
tional background, as well as the 
spaces where most users post photo- 
graphs and "about me" essays, are 
left blank. Nearly all staffers have 
declined to join groups, accumulate 
"friends," post messages, or engage 
in any other common activities avail- 
able to users. 

I la/lctt, who said she has not logged 
on to the site since last year, cited 
curiosity as the factor that motivated 
her to create an account with Facebook. 

"I heard a lot about it from students 
and colleagues, so I went on to check it 
out," she said. 

( Hher sUitfers have used the popular 
web site for purposes relating to their 
official responsibilities to the College. 
When Security was investigating an 
assault that occurred on campus during 
the 2004-2005 year, Brown, who head- 
ed the investigation, used Facebook to 
help him crack the case. 

Witnesses to the assault had provid- 
ed Security with a consistent, detailed 
description of the assailant, but the 
investigators had been unable to make a 
positive identification. That was when 

Brown received a tip from a student 
who. Brown said, told him, "I'm no rat, 
but if you look on the Facebook, you'll 
find the guy." 

Brown created a Facebook account 
and searched the Bowdoin network for 
students who fit the description given 
by the witnesses. During the student's 
Judicial Board hearing, photographs 
printed from the student's Facebook 
profile were presented as evidence of 
the student's involvement in the assault. 

Brown also mentioned that he 
attempted unsuccessfully to use 
Facebook in connection with another 
investigation last spring. 

For other staffers, Facebook has 
proven an adversary. When incoming 
first years started posting each other's 
housing assignments on the web site, 
McMahon sent an email to the Class of 
2010 telling them not to post any stu- 
dent's housing information without 
obtaining that student's permission to 
do so. 

Hazlett mentioned that rumors and 
misinformation about housing assign- 
ments and course registration caused a 
number of concerned students and par- 
ents to call the deans' offices this past 

Dean Foster to focus on issues of drinking, diversity 

The administrators interviewed by 
the Orient emphasized that they only 
use Facebook in response to specific 
concerns that are brought to their atten- 
tion, and not as a tool for exposing pol- 
icy violations. 

"We're not surfing for stuff," Hazlett 
said, "but if it's brought to our attention 
we will respond." 

But officials at other colleges have 
taken a more proactive approach. At a 
conference held by the National 
Association of Student Personnel 
Administrators (NASPA), McMahon 
and Pacelli said that a number of their 
colleagues advocated using Facebook 
as an administrative resource. 

"We're much more concerned about 
people's health and safety," said 

College Physician and Director of 
Health Services Dr. Jeff Benson, who 
does not use Facebook, said he would- 
n't be opposed to using the web site to 
research a student if he were motivated 
by specific health concerns. 

"My understanding is that it contains 
public information. . .that. . .was intend- 
ed to be accessible. In that spirit, I 
would feel free to access a Facebook 
profile if I thought it would prove help- 
ful to that student's care," he wrote in 
an email to the Orient. 

Public domain 

As the widespread accessibility of 
information and photographs posted on 
Facebook has been a topic of national 
discussion; certain Bowdoin depart- 
ments this summer sought to increase 
students' wariness about what they 
make public. 

In early August, Anne Shields, direc- 
.. tor of the Career Planning Center 
(CPC), sent an email to students warn- 
ing them to be careful about the image 
that their Facebook profiles project to 
future employers. 

"1 need to let you know that there is 
merit to the stories in the public media 
about employers and graduate pro- 
grams Googling prospective candi- 
dates," the email read. 

"Although Facebook, MySpace, and 
similar sites promise limited access, you 
need to know that your text and photos 
are not as confidential as you may think 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster takes a phone call in his office in Moulton Union. 

FOSTER, fnm page I 

drink — consume five or more alco- 
holic beverages in a sitting at least 
once or twice a week. 

Foster also referenced the "grow- 
ing alcohol divide." or the social life 
disparity between students who drink 
versus students who don't drink He 
wants to examine how the College is 
"offering a vibrant social life that 
doesn't surround alcohol." 

"We're not going to tackle this by 
saying. 'That's the Office of 
Residential Life's problem, " he said. 
"We're going to have to bring togeth- 
er a group of people to really think 
about this." 

Another aspect of campus social 
life that Foster believes needs exam- 
ination is the College House System, 
including whether there's a role for 
residential affinity housing at 

"I think it's a really important part 
of the experience for some students, 
but not most students," he said. 

"We're 10 years in and what does 
the next 10 years look like?" Foster 

asked. "We have this really vibrant 
academic life, a really vibrant social 
life, a really vibrant athletic life. What 
do we have that allows people to move 
between these arenas? How do we cre- 
ate opportunities for engagement and 
dialogue and how does the College 
House System fit in?" 

On the academic front, Foster said 
the department will collaborate with 
the Office of Academic Affairs to 
strengthen the advising system as 
well as to support "under-prepared 
students" and "ensure that the cur- 
riculum is accessible to everyone." 

"I think we need to do some analysis 
and look not just where people are 
choosing to major but different groups 
of students and where they're choosing 
to major." Foster said. "What are their 
intentions corning in and what do their 
majors end up being? Why do they 
change their plans along the way, and 
why do people end up succeeding and 
not succeeding?*' 

Foster is also concerned about the 
diversity of student organizations on 

"If you look at our largest student 

organizations on campus — arguably 
athletics, the outing club, the College 
House System, and community serv- 
ice — if you look at the participation 
in those enterprises, I'd say that it 
tends to be less diverse than the stu- 
dent body as a whole," he said. 

"1 just believe that your experi- 
ences tend to be defined by those 
around you," he said. "It's going to 
be a much more powerful experience 
if you have a full diversity of per- 
spectives by race, gender, sexuality, 
and class." 

During his interview with the 
Orient, Foster continually put forth 
questions that he wanted to examine 
in conjunction with students, faculty, 
and other officials. One additional 
question he hopes community mem- 
bers can answer revolves around 
striking what he calls the "culture of 
caution" that may keep students from 
speaking up and speaking out. 

"How do you get students to see that 
some of their greatest teachers are their 
fellow students, and the only way we're 
going to learn from one another is we 
press one another?" he asked 

(or hope)," Shields continued. 

Pacelli said that she has talked to 
dorm proctors and resident assistants 
(RAs) about how their Facebook pro- 
files might appear to the students to 
whom they are meant to serve as role 

On Tuesday, Facebook launched a 
controversial new feature called "news 
feed," which records the individual 
actions of each user and announces 
them on the home page of every one of 
that user's friends. 

Facebook also introduced "mini- 
feed," a chronology of each user's 
actions that is visible to everyone who 
visits his profile. 

Users have revolted to what they feel 
has become excessive information traf- 
ficking on behalf of Facebook. Many 
Bowdoin students have joined groups 
that oppose the feed such as "Save 
Facebook," "I Want the Old Facebook 
Back," and "Facebook just crossed that 
.MySpace stalking line with News 

One group, "Students Against 
Facebook News Feed," has already 
acquired over 700,000 members, and 
includes a link to a petition requesting 
that the feature be removed. The criti- 
cism from users has been so strong that 
Facebook founder and CEO Mark 
Zuckerberg responded in an entry on 
the site's web log, but did not announce 
any plans to withdraw the news feed. 

"The news feed makes Facebook a 
stalker haven," said DeRay Mckesson 

"In the days of old-school Facebook, 
I didn't sit and count how many photos 
you recently tagged of yourself, I didn't 
check how many people's walls you 
wrote on that day, I didn't know down 
to the minute how long your relation- 
ship lasted," said Chandra Cruz- 
Thomson '09. "Frankly, that's none of 
my business." 

"It creeps the hell out of me," said 
Will Hales '08. 

College administrators like Hazlett 
may regard this sudden alarm as over- 

"We value students' desire to share 
information and ideas, but I don't think 
[posting too much information] is very 
wise, because it is public domain," she 




Thursday, Sept. 14 
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

2 hours, shoes, equipment, 

light refreshments, 

and giveaways. 

Light refresh ments Include 

chips/dip, nachos/salsa, and 

a 16-ounce soda. 

All students are welcome . 







2 students diagnosed with MRS A Common Good Day 

projects fill quickly 

by Beth Kowitt 
Orient Staff 

The diagnosis of two students 
this week with an antibiotic-resist- 
ant staph bacteria shows Bowdoin is 
not immune to the skin infection 
that is becoming increasingly com- 
mon on college campuses. 

College Physician and Director of 
Health Services Dr. Jeff Benson 
said the two cases at Bowdoin were 
"completely unrelated," but he and 
others familiar with the situation 
would not provide specific informa- 
tion on the students, citing health 
privacy laws. 

The two students were diagnosed with 
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus 
aureus (MRSA). According to Benson, 
"more than 90% of the time it's describ- 
able as just an irritation," which was the 
case with the two students. However, in 
more extreme cases, staph bacteria can 
cause serious complications, such as 
bloodstream infections and pneumonia, 
according to the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) web site. 

The diagnosis of the first student 
with the infection, a member of the 
football team, led to the closing of 
several athletic facilities for clean- 
ing, including part of Farley Field 
House for half a day and the Morrell 
Gymnasium weight room from 
August 31 to September 5. 

The reason for the closures was 
not posted, because "we were trying 
not to spread panic," said Director 
of Athletics Jeff Ward. "It's really 
possible for people to overreact in 
situations like this." 

"Every place he'd been we had a 
cleaning service come in and disin- 
fect," said Ward. The team mem- 
bers' rooms have been cleaned, all 
fall athletes' uniforms were washed, 
football pads were sent out to a spe- 
cial cleaning facility and all foot- 
balls were thrown away, he added. 

Ward said no other members of 
the team have been diagnosed, but 
the team will continue to be moni- 

"One of the things you have to do 
in athletics is be adaptable," he said. 
"We worked really hard to make 
this have as little consequence as 
possible, and I think we've done 

"One of the things you have to do in athletics is 
he adaptable. We worked really hard to make this 
have as little consequence as possible, and I think 
we've done that. It's more of a nuisance than a 
danger. " 

Jeff Ward 
Director of Athletics 

that. It's more of a nuisance than a 

Football captain Brendan 
Murphy '07 said besides missing 
one practice and some players 
moving to different rooms, there 
have been few disruptions to the 

"It was something that 
occurred and was handled properly 
by everyone at the college," he 
said. "The way that everyone from 
[Residential Life] to the athletic 
department handled this has made 
it easy for us to focus again on 

Benson said the second case was 
"completely random" and "would 
never have detected if we weren't 
being super vigilant with the first 

"The big problem with this is 
that there's a carrier state where 
you're showing no signs of carry- 
ing the bacteria, but you can spread 
it and keep it alive like that," said 
Benson, who explained that while 
25 to 30 percent of the population 
carries some kind of staph, only 1 
percent have MRSA. "It's very dif- 
ficult to eradicate in that [carrier] 

According to the CDC, while 
staph and MRSA occur most fre- 
quently in hospitals and healthcare 
facilities, the infection has become 
more common "in the community 
setting," such as at colleges and 
high schools. The University of 
New Hampshire had an outbreak 
on their football team in 2004 and 
local Brunswick High School had a 
wave of the infection in 2003, with 
the first known cases in the 

school's football players, accord- 
ing to the high school's newsletter. 

"It's out there," said Head 
Athletic Trainer Dan Davies, who 
said the growing trend of the use of 
antibiotics has led to a bacterial 
resistance to them. 

Benson said MRSA is common 
with athletes because of "close 
skin-to-skin contact and the con- 
stant minor traumas to the skin." 

According to Benson, informa- 
tion on staph will be included in a 
personal hygiene and wellness 
campaign by the health center and 
Residential Life. 

Murphy said the team has 
already become more careful. 

"Overall we are just more cau- 
tious than we have been in the past 
and we are more aware of infection 
and the signs so if anything does 
spring up. we know to report it to 
our trainer and let him take the 
proper steps," he said. 

by Will Jacob 
Orient Staff 

Former Bowdoin President Joseph 
McKeen once said that "it ought to be 
remembered, that literary institutions are 
founded and endowed for the common 
good, and not for the private advantage 
of those who resort to them for educa- 

This week, students did well by 
McKeen 's legacy, snatching up every 
spot for Common Good Day 2006. 

With more local organizations and 
service options available than previous 
years, students are rising to the occasion 
to help the greater Brunswick area. 

Now in its eighth year. Common 
Good Day is a campus tradition, provid- 
ing opportunities for students, faculty, 
and alumni to interact with the commu- 

"Common Good Day is an event in 
the beginning of the year that gets people 
excited for, and involved with, commu- 
nity service." said Z-Z Cowen '08, 
Common Good Day fellow. "It's a 
completely positive experience and a 
great way for the community to get 
together, build connections, and set the 
tone for the rest of the year." 

This year. Common Good Day will 
be Saturday, September 16. Most of the 
projects will run from noon to 4 p.m., 
with registration between noon and I 

p.m. Students can vstop by Smith Union 

1 — »^_ . 

Dining maintains No* 1 ranking 

by Cati Mitchell 
Orient Staff 

For the second year in a row, the 
best college food in the country can 
be found here on campus at 
Moulton and Thorne dining halls. 
Bowdoin has retained the No. 1 
spot on The Princeton Review list 
of "Best Campus Food." 

Bowdoin also ranked second in 
the category "School Runs Like 
Butter" — up from 19th last year 
and 17th for "Dorms Like Palaces." 
The rankings are released every 
August by The Princeton Review in 

The Best 361 Colleges. 

On the U.S. News & World Report 
2007 survey of the nation's best liber- 
al arts colleges, Bowdoin claimed the 
seventh spot in a tie with Pomona 
•College. Bowdoin was ranked sixth 
in 2005 and 2006. 

Colby and Bates were ranked 20th 
and 23rd. respectively. Williams 
claimed the top spot on the list. 

The colleges are scored on a number 
of factors, including peer assessment 
first-year retention rate, graduation 
rate, class si/e. student faculty ratio, 
selectivity, and financial resources. 

for a catered lunch and a free T-shirt, and 
to meet one another before their service. 

With more than 60 projects planned, 
more than 400 volunteers from the 
Bowdoin community are signed up. 
Projects include painting murals in the 
newly renovated first-year dorms and 
the Brunswick Teen Center, working 
with the Independence Association to 
help adults with special needs, doing 
grant research for Family Crisis 
.Services, and helping with coastal 
cleanup at the Georgetown Conservation 
Commission and Coastal Studies Center. 

Planning began in early July, when 
Cowen asked local organizations and 
non-profit agencies if the Bowdoin com- 
munity would collaborate in service 
projects. Cowen said people she con- 
tacted were excited to be involved and 
grateful for the outreach from the 

Since then, Cowen and others on 
campus have been working to coordi- 
nate the projects, advertise the event 
spark the community's interest and 
facilitate project registration on the inter- 

"Our biggest goal was getting enough 
projects to accommodate everyone this 
year, yet we've essentially already filled 
the spots. I'm really happy that there's 
been so much interest It's much better 
than having Ux) few volunteers." said 

In order to accommodate students still 
looking for volunteer options, Cowen is 
now trying to coordinate some addition- 
al projects with other organizations. 

Cowen said she understands how 
proactive and involved students and fac- 
ulty are, and how fundamental service to 
the community is to the Bowdoin expe- 

She added that volunteering for 
events like Common Good Day is a 
great way to venture beyond the 
"Bowdoin Bubble" and be introduced to 
Maine's communities. 

"This year, I am praying for no rain; 
I'm expecting a huge number of volun- 
teers to come out and do a crazy amount 
of work in one day," Cowen said. "And 
then coming back and doing it all over 
again next year." 

Monday, August 28 

•A staff member reported a roll 
of black carpeting missing from a 
basement storage room in East 

•A student reported a black 
Raleigh mountain bike stolen from 
a bike rack on the north side of 
Moulton Union. The bike was left 
unlocked and was not registered 
with the college. 

Tuesday, August 29 

•Brunswick police reported 
uncooperative and rude behavior 
on the part of a male student at 
School Street apartments. 

•Security responded to Pine 
Street Apartments at 1:30 a.m. 
regarding an unregistered event. 

Wednesday, August 30 

•Two female students reported 
being verbally harassed by three 
males in a vehicle in the vicinity 
of Brunswick Apartments. 
Security located the vehicle and 
identified and questioned two 
male students. The matter has 
been referred to the Dean of 
Student Affairs. 

•A smoke detector in Hyde Hall 
was activated by students baking 
cookies in a microwave. 

•A smoke detector in East Hall 
was activated by burnt popcorn in a 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 8/28 to 9/6 

•Security officers responded to a 
complaint of loud music at a gather- 
ing at Stowe Inn. 

•Security officers responded to a 
large gathering at Pine Street 
Apartments after receiving a noise 

•An intrusion alarm was inadver- 
tently activated at a Bannister Hall 

•A student reported that his blue 
and black Haro mountain bike was 
stolen from a second floor hallway at 
Stowe Inn. The unregistered bike had 
been left unlocked. 

•An ill student was transported to 
Parkview Hospital. 

Thursday, August 31 

•A student reported the theft of a 
black Raleigh mountain bike from 
the north side of Chamberlain Hall. 
The bike was unregistered and left 

•A Brunswick Apartments student 
found a student's missing bicycle 
next to Longfellow School. TKe bike 
was returned to the owner at Stowe 

Friday, September 1 

•A security officer spotted a man 
at Smith Union who was barred from 
college property in June. The man, 
Paul Bucklin of Durham, was 

detained by Security and arrested for 
criminal trespass by Brunswick 

•A student's blue Toyota Vans was 
vandalized with paint stripper early 
Friday morning while it was parked 
on Park Row in front of Brunswick 
Apartment F. 

•A blue Rocky Mountain Switch 
S-l mountain bike was reported 
stolen outside Brunswick Apartment 
P-3. The bike has Bowdoin registra- 
tion 02557 and the rear wheel was 
locked to the frame 

•The rear wheel of a Gary Fishef 
Tass 27-speed bike was stolen from 
Helmreich House The tire is a 
Bontrager with an eight sprocket 

•Students in Brunswick Apartments 
F-l and F-3 reported that someone had 
vandalized furniture and door locks. 

•Two Brunswick men who tried to 
enter a registered event at Baxter 
House were ordered off campus. 

•A student was arrested by 
Brunswick police for driving drunk 
on College Street. 

Saturday, September 2 

•A staff member reported a sign 
missing from the door of the Office 
of Events and Summer Programs. 

•A red Peugeot Carbolite road bike 

was reported stolen from inside 
Maine Hall 4 The bike bears Bowdoin 
registration 02465. 

Sunday, September 3 

•A female student reported a sus- 
picious man either exposing himself 
or urinating next to a tree at 2:30 a.m. 
between Adams Hall and 
Massachusetts Hall. 

• A fire alarm at Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library was activated by 
smoke from a demagnetizer at the 
circulation desk. 

• \ smoke alarm was activated at 
Hyde Hall by food in a microwave 

•Students at Brunswick Apartments 
attempted to cook a pizza without tak- 
ing it out of the box. The resulting tire 
was put out with a fire extinguisher. 
Smoke activated the tire alarm and 
Brunswick Fire Department responded 

Monday, September 4 

•A student with an ankle injury 
was transported from Brunswick 
Apartments to Dudley Coe Health 

*A bottle of hard liquor was seized 
following an unregistered event at 
Baxter House. 

•Security is investigating student 
conduct at a party Brunswick 
Apartments F- 1 and F-3 that resulted 
in four broken windows. 

•/^student reported a suspicious 
man in the vicinity of Brunswick 

•A student who passed out while 
exercising at Watson Fitness 
Center was transported to 
Parkview Hospital. 

Tuesday, September 5 

•A student was transported to 
Parkview Hospital with a head 
injury after he collided with anoth- 
er student while playing Fnsbee. 

•A fire alarm was activated at 
Chamberlain Hall by smoke from 
burnt popcorn. 

Wednesday, September 6 

•Security responded to a false 
alarm at the ATM in Smith Union. 

•A man who ha;d been seen 
loitering at Smith Union for sev- 
eral hours at a -time late into the 
night was asked not to return to 

•Bowdoin Safety and Security 
officers are available to meet with 
student groups to listen to safety 
concerns and talk about crime pre- 
vention and campus safety. To 
schedule a session, contact the 
Safety and Security administrative 
office at 3458 

— Conjpiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Security. 





Students dismayed over Brunswick PD alcohol stings 

^STINQ from page 1 


buy liquor for the police decoy. 
"That's five more then we would 
like, but still, not bad," Goan said. 

According to Goan, these sting 
operations, although simple in their 
execution, arc somewhat complex to 
put together. 

"What wc have chosen to do in 
the Midcoast area us [the BPD], 
Topsham PD, Bath PD and the 
Sagadahoc County Sheriff's 
office is to have a multi-jurisdic- 
tional approach," Goan explained, 
"because to do a enforcement piece, 
it takes a few law enforcement peo- 
ple to pull it off." 

Because the BPD is not a huge 
law enforcement agency, it would be 
difficult to engage in these stings 

"But, if wc pull a guy from each 
jurisdiction wc have five guys," 
Goan said. 

Before the operation, the decoy is 
wired with a voice recorder. A hid- 
den police officer records a video of 
the decoy's interactions with adults. 
"And wc also have an officer stand- 
ing near by in case something hap- 
pens," Goan said. All the officers 
arc in plain clothes. 

"When a violation occurs, what 
wc have chosen to do is allow the 
person to drive away and then a 

Security to step up 
alcohol enforcement 

While Bowdoin's Department of 
Safety and Security has no intention of 
engaging in undercover sting opera- 
tions to combat underage consumption 
of alcohol, students can expect to sec a 
few changes in Security's alcohol poli- 
cy this year as a result of stepped-up 
enlbrvemenl statewide 

According to Randy Nichols, 
oversight of Jack McGee's Pub will 
be increased to prevent underage 
drinking. "We will be working ven 
closely with the pub staff and with 
students attending the pub." he said. 
"We'll be monitoring the pub very, 
very closely, making sure IDs arc 
properly checked, and making sure 
the bartenders fully understand what 
the consequences of serving under- 
age students are." 

Nichols said that students of age 
sometimes pass alcohol to people 
who are under 2 1 . .'That's a real prob- 
lem Students who engage in that 
practice of furnishing alcohol to 
minors wiH be dealt with firmly 
here on campus," Nichols added. If 
local or state officials catch minors 
with alcohol in the pub. its liquor 

license could be revoked. "We don't 


want to lose our license, so Bowdoin 
Security's role, along with the staff 
down at the pub. is making sure all 
the rules and regulations arc obeyed." 
^Another new Security policy 
regarding alcohol developed in 
concert with the office of Residential 
Life — is pre-party checks af regis- 
tered events, in advance of a party, 
we're going in and meeting with the 
alcohol hosts and the event hosts to 
make sure everything is in place," 
Nichols said. Security officers check 
to make sure that the amount of alco- 
hol at the party matches the amount 
that was registered, that there is ade- 
quate food and adequate supervision. 
"We've taken the step of making sure 
that there is an event host for every 
keg. So if it's a three-keg event, 
there is going to be an alcohol host 
and three event hosts," he added 
"We're getting scfne very good feed- 
back on these \pre-party checks 
already," Nichols said 
-Joshua Miller 

marked unit, an officer in uniform, 
goes and stops them a little ways 
away" Goan said. "We don't want to 
bring bad publicity to the conven- 
ience store or whatever." After 
pulling the alcohol-buying adult 
over, the uniformed police officer 
generally issues the violator a ticket, 
takes their picture and lets them go. 
There are exceptions, however. 

"Because it is a crime that takes 
place in our presence, we could 
actually arrest them and take them. 
We have chosen not to do that at this 
point," Goan said. "But if someone 
has a really bad attitude with police, 
that could change." 

According to Goan, "the attorney 
general's office, last March or April, 
decided that, [based upon] statistics 
of groups throughout the state, there 
was an issue with underage drink- 
ing. As a result they've put it as a 
priority that they are going to step 
up enforcement to curb this." 
Midcoast law enforcement agencies 
decided to try sting operations 
because they had been successful 
elsewhere in the country. 

During College House 

Orientation (CHO), in late August, 
the Office of Residential Life 
brought in Officer Goan to speak to 
some College House residents about 
Maine state law regarding alcohol. 
At the end of the session, Goan 
mentioned that the BPD was look- 
ing for volunteers to be a decoy for 
a sting operation to catch adults who 
buy alcohol for minors. He left a 
sheet of paper at the front of the 
room to get the names of students 
who were interested in the opportu- 
nity. Goan added that volunteers 
would be paid in the range of about 
$14 an hour. 

"I think it's ridiculous that they 
arc doing this program," said 
Jeremy Bcrnfeld '09, a resident of 
Quinby House who attended CHO. 
"The fact that the cops are wasting 
precious resources on these kind of 
sting operations and paying kids to 
do this is kind of ridiculous," he 
added. "This isn't really a heinous 
crime that you need to go hunting 
people down for," Bcrnfeld said, 
echoing the sentiment of other stu- 
dents on campus. 

"I think it's really unfair for the 
police to ask minors to go and solic- 
it [alcohol] from random townspeo- 

ple," Darren Fishell '09 said. "I 
think it would be more fair for them 
to go to the stores and see if the 
stores were checking IDs," he 

According to Goan, however, the 
BPD sees going after adults as the 
most effective way to curb underage 
drinking. Sting operations to catch 
stores who sell to minors fall under 
the purview of the Cumberland 
County Sheriffs Department. 

"The Attorney General feels that 
the focus [for local law enforce- 
ment] needs to be on adults who are 
buying for younger people," Goan 
said. "I know there have been 
monies available at the sheriff's 
department's level where they actu- 
ally give somebody a fake ID and 
send them in to buy the alcohol. 
They're going after the establish- 
ment, not the person; we're not," he 
explained. "This particular enforce- 
ment piece — the sting operations — 
is solely to see if adults are going to 
buy for the underage." 

In a telephone interview with the 
Orient, Captain Donald Goulet of 
the Cumberland County Sheriff's 
Department explained the depart- 
ment's position on ensuring that 
stores comply with state laws 
regarding the sale of alcohol to 

"What we've decided, based on 
studies, is that an educational piece 
is better than an enforcement piece 
because a lot of the stores don't 
understand the laws. After we've 
done the educational piece within 
the county, we'll follow it up with 
enforcement," he said. 

Goulet, the captain of the depart- 
ment's Criminal Investigative 
Division, explained what the 
enforcement piece might look like. 
"What they've done in the past is to 
get kids to go in to attempt to pur- 
chase alcohol to see if they are card- 
ed," he said. If the store sells them 
alcohol without checking an ID, the 
store and the employee who failed 
to card may face summonses. 

Back in Brunswick, Goan does 
not see the stings as particularly 
extraordinary operations. 

'in the end it's just another pro- 
gram that's out there..." he said. 
"We try to do a lot of good things for 
the community. Hopefully this is 

Laffey comments could affect campaign 

AG's office combats drinking 'crisis' 

In March of this year, Steven 
Rowe, the attorney general (AG) of 
Maine, visited Mount Ararat High 
School in Topsham for the first of 23 
summits on underage drinking to be 
held around the state. Over the last 
few months, Rowe has made curbing 
underage drinking a top priority. In 
August, the AG in association with 
the Maine Departments of Public 
Safety and Health and Human 
Services announced "a new effort to 
curb underage alcohol sales," accord- 
ing to a press release. "Youth drink- 
ing is a major pediatric health crisis 
that has devastating consequences 
for our children, communities and 
economy," Rowe said 

In a telephone interview with the 
Orient, Special Assistant Attorney 
General Jessica Maurer explained 
why underage drinking is a crisis. 
"There's a lot of new information out 
there that has not been available until 
recently in relation to the effects of 
underage drinking," she said 

"The effects of youth drinking are 
tremendous and long-term. All of the 
research mat's coming out now — and 
it seems like it's coming out month- 
ly — suggests consistently that the 

earlier kids drink the more likely it is 
that they will become addicted and 
the more likely it is that they will 
have long-term cognitive problems 
related to the drinking," Maurer said. 
Underage drinking "is an urgent cri- 
sis much like when we found out that 
alcohol had a bad effect on fetuses 
when pregnant women drink" she 
added. Youth drinking "is an epidem- 
ic which we're trying to get under 
control," Maurer said. 

With regard to enforcement, "the 
AG has consistently said in his 
remarks that this is a multi-pronged 
problem that is going to take that 
kind of solution," Maurer said. "One 
of the solutions is in fact that adults 
don't provide alcohol to minors, 
because it's a violation of the law. He 
has initiated public service 
announcements that say that, in fact." 

The attorney general has narrated 
two public service announcements 
that are will be airing on Maine radio 
stations and are currently available 
on his web site. The PSAs remind 
adults that "providing alcohol to 
minors is illegal and can have tragic 
consequences," according to the site. 

— Joshturmler 

LAFFEY, from page 1 

Providence Journal. 

In one column about the definition 
of the word "gay," Laffey wrote, "But 
f-have never once seen a happy 
homosexual. This is not to say there 
aren't any; I simply haven't seen one 
in my lifetime. Maybe they are all in 
the closet. All the homosexuals I've 
seen are sickly and decrepit, their 
eyes devoid of life." 

In an interview with the Journal, 
Laffey said that he regretted some of 
the things he wrote in Patriot 
columns, that they did not represent 
his views, and that at the time, they 
were meant to be funny. 

"In college we engaged in sopho- 
moric political satire," he said. The 
columns were published under a 
'Jiumor" heading. 

In the November 1983 op-ed, 
Laffey stated that homosexuals 
should not be persecuted or ostra- 

Assistant Professor of Government 
Michael Franz said that of Laffey's 
college statements that have been 
republished in recent weeks, his com- 
ment about Social Security have the 
greatest effect on voters, because of 
the program's popularity. 

"I could see that as having a conse- 
quence in the campaign, at least in the 
general election," he said. 

Laffey, who graduated magna cum 
laude and went to Harvard Business 
School, has kept close ties with 
Bowdoin in recent years. He visited 
campus last spring to speak with stu- 
dents, and he was the subject of an 
October 2004 profile in Bowdoin 
Magazine. And campaign finance 
disclosure records show that in 
November 2005, President Barry 

Mills donated a total of $4,200 to 
Laffey's campaign. 

Mills said he did not want to com- 
ment on his donation. 

Mills typically makes contribu- 
tions to multiple candidates during 
each election cycle. Records show 
that Mills also made contributions to 
the 2006 campaigns of Sen. Olympia 
J. Snowe, R-Maine, and Rep. Tom 
Allen '67, D-Maine. 

Laffey, who was once considered 
the underdog candidate, is now par- 
ticipating in one of the country's 
most-watched elections. 

"The conventional wisdom is that 
its neck-and-neck," Franz said. 

Laffey has run a campaign mat 
focuses on offering straightforward 
talk against special interests and touts 
his record as mayor of Cranston, 
Rhode Island. He has been endorsed 
by the conservative Club for Growth, 
an organization that supports candi- 
dates who it believes offers pro- 
growth economic policies. Chaffee is 
generally recognized as one of the 
Senate's most liberal Republicans. 

Franz said that the establishment 
wing of the Republican party is 
supporting Chaffee's primary bid, 
since polls show he has a better 
chance of winning the general elec- 
tion against likely Democratic 
nominee Sheldon Whitehouse. The 
outcome of the general election 
race could ultimately affect party 
control of the Senate. 

Franz noted, however, that if 
Laffey wins Tuesday's primary, a 
November victory should not be 
ruled out. 

"If he were to win the primary, he 
would have huge, huge momentum 
from unseating an incumbent sena- 
tor," Franz said. 

Mills calls for continued activism 


DARFUR, from page I 

In its letter, the committee said an 
internal review by the investment staff" 
determined Bowdoin currently holds no 
investments in the region. The commit- 
tee urged the College to avoid investing 
in "companies with Sudanese operations 
. which support the government's policy 
of genocide there," following in the foot- 
steps of a number of other colleges, 
including Harvard, Dartmouth, and 
Brown, that have taken action regarding 
investments in Sudan. 

Additionally, the committee made 
suggestions for college action on Darfur 
aside from divestment, including 
increasing opportunities to learn about 
the crisis, facilitating student activism, 
and encouraging charitable donations by 
the Bowdoin community. 

The committee also recommended 
the establishment of a permanent com- 
mittee to identify "international prob- 
lems to which Bowdoin would have a 
moral obligation to respond" 

Chertavian presented the advisory 
committee's recommendations to the 
trustees, and according to Mills, the dis- 
cussion that followed was quite animated 

"The trustees spent about an hour and 
a half in what has been described by 
many trustees as one of the most inter- 
esting and in-depth conversations that 
the trustees have had on a very compli- 
cated issue where people expressed their 
views candidly," Mills said "It's fair to 
say that views were expressed that were 
all over the lot on appropriate action for 
the College to take." 

"There are colleges and universities 
that have taken the position that the sole 
rote of the college and university is edu- 
cational, and it should not become 
involved in activism, and that view was 
expressed Trie polar opposite view was 
expressed that we stand as a communi- 
ty that must draw a line in the sand when 

we see something abominable as what's 
happening," said Mills. 

Mills said he told the trustees he 
would continue to analyze the situation, 
and that he expected that his recommen- 
dations would be made public in the next 
1 days to two weeks. He also said they 
would be presented to the trustees either 
in the board meeting in November, or in 
another venue sooner than the next 

In the meantime. Mills encouraged 
ongoing action by community members. 

"There are a large number of students 
on campus who have been actively 
involved on this issue in humanitarian 
ways, in educational ways, and faculty 
who have been involved. I would 
encourage all of those folks who are gen- 
uinely committed to these issues to con- 
tinue the education and the effort, 
because they are vitally important to the 
way we think about ourselves," Mills 
said "And so I would expect that indi- 
vidual campus activism would continue 
on this subject" 

Shelley Barron '09, a member of the 
Darfur Coalition, a group composed of 
Bowdoin Students for Peace, 
Democratic Left, Bowdoin Women's 
Association, Hillel, and Global Justice, 
said that she felt the College had a 
responsibility to do more than divest 

"I mink mis college has a bigger obli- 
gation to take an active role in trying to 
end the violence," she said "So I would 
want to see a lot more action-taking on 
the part of the College, whether it be stu- 
dent education about the issue, or having 
a permanent committee that deals along 
these lines, or significant donations to 
the Genocide Intervention Fund [now 
the Genocide Intervention Network], or 
other organizations that are trying to sup- 
port the African Union. I think the 
College has an opportunity to befa sig- 
nificant player." * 





Five years ago on Monday, tragedy struck. 

Today, the Orient asks members of the Bowdoin community 

to share how 9/1 1 affected their lives — in their own words 



Randy Nichols: On the 
case in South Portland 

The really interesting thing about 
this for me is that my office was 
located in South Portland, on the 
Maine turnpike, 
right next to the 
Portland Jetport. 
And, directly across 
the turnpike from 
my office where our 
troop headquarters 
was there was the 
Comfort Inn where 
Muhammad Atta 
stayed the night 
before he then 
drove with his com- 
panions, with his 
cohorts, to the jet- 
port for the flight. 
So if you looked 
out of my office, I 
had a big picture 
window, it was an 
old building, and if 
you looked out my 
office I could look virtually right into 
the room where Muhammad Atta 
was staying the night before, which 
was interesting. 

It was interesting that he was 
driving the roads right near us. He 
could' ve been stopped by one of my 
troopers. Any number of things 
could have happened. If you think 
of all the things that might have 
happened to prevent what occurred. 
It could have been something as 
simple as a traffic stop, where an 
officer senses something is wrong, 

"I could look virtually right 
into the room where 
Muhammad Atta was 

staying the night before." 

starts looking into it, starts to find 
something in the car that's suspi- 
cious. An officer could have gotten 
killed on one of those 
stops. But, it was very 
interesting, and I 
remember the video 
tape footage that came 
out from the Portland 
Jetport that was ortall 
the news broadcasts, 
showing Atta and his 
cohorts actually going 
in through the line to 
board the plane. It was 
very famous footage 
that was released \f^** 
the Portland Police 
Department. And the 
car that they used was 
parked at the Portland 
Jetport parking 

garage. We had to con- 
duct a search for that 
vehicle. We found it, 
and we towed it up to the crime lab 
up in Augusta for processing. 

So, it was interesting how it all 
came to be, and it was all very close 
to home for me and my troop 
because it happened virtually just 
across the street. Or one of the key 
elements of this day occurred right 
there under our noses basically, but 
how were we to know? 

Randy Nichols is Bowdoin s 
director of safety and security. He 
spent 27 years as a trooper with 
the Maine State Police. 


Adam Baber '05: Saw 
the battle lines drawn 

More on Page 6: A student from Bangladesh, an aide on Capitol Hill, 
a venture capitalist, an intern in D.C., and a Long Island resident 

share their stories. 

In many ways I think it brought out 
some of the best and some of the 
worst in higher education in general. 
It brought out the best 
because you saw peo- 
ple from all different 
backgrounds come 
together to talk an 
think about what had 
happened... As a 
freshman it was pret- 
ty impressive to see 
the administration 
come together. 

Remember, it was 
Barry Mills's first 
year as president as 
well, so he was very 
new. This was a chal- 
lenge to any sort of 
institutional leader in 
the country at this 
point. I remember he 
was very eloquent at 
the meeting they had 
that Tuesday afternoon, and keeping 
the campus updated about stuff that 
the campus was doing. So that's the 
good part. The bad part is soort you 
saw the politicization of what had 
happened. Once the initial shock 
wore off, you started to see people 
asking, "Why did this happen," 
"What prompted this," "How should 
we respond," and immediately you 
saw the battle lines drawn, in classes, 
in debates... I think college campuses, 
and Bowdoin is no exception, are 
politicized to extreme on both right 
and left. 9/11 did not help that situa- 
tion. Then what ended up happening 
for the people in my class. 2005. that 
is sort of colored in the next for years 
because we went from 9/11 to 

"As a freshman it was 

pretty impressive to see 

the administration come 


Afghanistan and then fairly quickly 
into Iraq. So, the military aspect of 
what 9/11 brought around really col- 
ored campus politics 
and I think made the 
2004 elections very 
close and very heated. 
It was a very exciting 
time. It was a great 
time to be on campus, 
it was a great time to 
work with the newspa- 
per because there was 
no shortage of materi- 
al, but at the same 
time, you saw people 
on both sides of the 
political spectrum try 
to sort of take advan- 
tage of the political 
climate and say some 
things that probably 
should not have been 

Being a freshman, 
obviously, in a totally new environ- 
ment with totally new people, totally 
new routine; you are struggling on a 
day to day basis, some students to a 
bigger extent than others, N but having 
that happen and really throw not only 
your little world out of whack, but the 
whole world out of whack for a little 
while was pretty intense. I know 
some students had a fairly difficult 
time with it... It sets the class of 2005, 
no matter where the graduated from, 
apart in that sense. Anyone starting 
anything new in September 2001 had 
sort of a double burden. It's memo- 
rable, in sort of a dark sense I think. 

Adam Baber '05 was co-editor-in- 
chief of the Orient during the 2004- 
2005 academic vear. 







Arnab Quadry '09: Saw 
peers dismiss U.S. study 

I think there was more sympathy 
tor I he l S at that point than I can 
remember at any other point I mean 
obviously, I haven't 
been in the world 
forever, but in my 
lifetime, yeah defi- 
nitely which is 
very weird thinking 
about it right now 
when everyone is 
mad at the U.S. for 
a variety of reasons. 
At that time it was 
just like, everyone 
was like "Oh my 
God. How did that 


People's percep- 
tion ot the United 
States I don't think 
really changed that 
much, except the 

fact that everyone 

was a little bit 
scared that if this could happen to 
the United States, what else could 
happen? ... 

The only thing that did change. I 
think, is that it became harder to go 
the U.S. ..If I had been a graduating 
senior m 2001. I probably would 
not have been able to come to 
Mowdoin. which is understandable. 

"If I had been a graduating 

senior in 2001, 1 probably 

would not have been able 

to come to Bowdoin " 

but at the same time it is tragic. A lot 
of people who normally could have 
come here to study could not do so 
because the U.S. 
embassy back home 
was really, really strict 
about that kind of 
thing. One of those 
things though, is that 
affected a lot of people 
who went to study in a 
lot of places that had 
not been popular 
before like Canada, 
and (hen hngland or 
Australia... A lot of 
people, like the bright- 
est people, would go to 
the U.S., but after that 
they decided on differ- 
ent destinations...! 
think that today hasn't 
changed a lot. People 
do go to the U.S. a little 
bit more, but it's still 
not like pre-9 1 1 standards even now. 
All these people found out that, for 
example, school in Canada is much 
cheaper than school in the U.S. ...No 
one would think about going there, 
except now a lot of people do. just 
because that started up a trend. 

Arnab Quachy W is from Dhaka. 


Pat Collins: Hears 
public concern 

It's really apparent in D.C. that 
security and security precautions 
have become an everyday part of life 
for Capitol Hill 
staffers, and I think 
generally a lot of 
people around the 
city, even the private 
sector, have to kind 
of bulk up their safe- 
ty precautions... The 
Capitol Hill police 
are kind of constant- 
ly training and 
retraining us for 
potential security 
issues. . . I think twice 
since I've been here 
we've trained on 
evacuation hoods 
that would be used 
in case of chemical 
or biological issues 
arising in the Senate 
building itself. It is 
very much part of 
life in D.C. 

1 think one of the 
big things, one of the 
conflicting concerns that we see con- 
stituents trying to work the right bal- 
ance bet w een privacy and personal 
freedoms versus national security. 
These are sort of the day-to-day con- 
cerns that peopfe have. . .we received a 
lot of mail on, for instance, the NSA 

"We've trained on evacua- 
tion hoods that would be 
used in case of chemical or 
biological issues arising in 
the Senate building itself. 
It is very much a part of 
life in D.C." 

wiretapping and data collection scandal 
when it broke. I think that issue kind of 
served to bring out the issue of privacy 
and how far our govern- 
ment should be allowed 
to reach the private lives 
of citizens in the effort to 
protect us at home and 
abroad in terms of terror- 
ist threats. So, I think 
that's one issue of where 
the balance lies. 

A lot of people, I 
think, are much more 
concerned, and I think 
people are increasingly 
more informed about 
politics in the Middle 
East and our presence 
there. Part of that has to 
do with the war in 
Iraq. ..There are a lot 
more people out there 
voicing their concerns 
with a better under- 
standing of these issues 
than probably anyone 
had before the 9/11 ter- 
rorist attacks. Before, 
there was a region, in the world that 
people didn't really know much about, 
and frankly, care much about, I think, 
until a bunch of guys crashed some 

Alum Pat Collins is a staff assistant 
to Sen. Susan Collins. R- Maine. 

Karen Mills: Sees change 
in travel and investments 

I have a venture capitalist firm in 
New York, so I've been commuting 
every week, this is my sixth year. This 
actually had a pretty 
profound change, 
because I used to get 
to the airport at the 
very last minute, and I 
used to feel if I wasn't 
the last person on the 
plane that I had wast- 
ed some time. And 
this really forced me 
to get to the airport at 
least a full hour in 
advance of flight time. 
Actually, this has 
proven to be pretty 
productive because it 
takes all the stress out of traveling. 
You know you aren't going to miss 
the plane because you've left enough 
time. And, it turns out that between 
having a Blackberry and a cell phone, 
you can sit quite comfortably in the 
jetport or LaGuardia or in any airport 
and be pretty completely connected to 
work. So, it rums out that it actually 
gives me a lot of work time and makes 

traveling a lot less stressful in a way 
that I never would have chosen, to be 
at the airport an extra hour early, but 
now I am. 

...Well, we did 
move our offices in 
New York just after 
that, and I will tell 
you, we did choose a 
new location that was 
on the third floor, and 
that one of the reasons 
that we liked the third 
floor did have to do 
with reflecting back a 
few months on 
September 11. In 
| terms of work, the 
investment climate is 
really pretty much recovered. 
Airlines had a huge loss, but there 
hasn't been anything that we've seen 
that has really been affected. I think 
that industries that were more home 
based , for a while had more busi- 

Karen Gordon Mills is a managing 
director of Solera Capital, LLC, in 
New York City. 


Armand Gottlieb '07: 
Heard immigration worry 

l think a lot of the immigration pol- 
itics now have a lot to do with terror- 
ism and 9/11. One thing that happened 
a lot was people 
would send bricks to 
the office because 
they wanted us to 
build a wall between 
the United States and 

I think September 
11. is one thing that 
really made you start 
thinking about how 
we want to control our 
borders. I don't think 
we'd really thought 
about that much 
whether our borders, 
our border patrols, our border security 
is a real threat to our own safety. 
People think, you know, that people 
are coming in maybe is hurting our 

economy if they are working on wel- 
fare or whatever. People have econom- 
ic concerns about it, but I think that 
ever since 9/1 1 people 
have been thinking of it 
as a safety issue. 

I think people want 
to know more about 
why people are coming 
into our country. 
People are more con- 
cerned about people 
coming in from Canada 
and Mexico... It is 
hard to say whether it is 
justified or not. People 
are more concerned 
about how and why 
people are coming into 
our country. 

Armand Gottlieb '07 spent a month 
interning for Rep. Tom Lantos, D- 


Jackie Li '09: Felt a 
changed skyline, city 

I was home actually by myself, 
which was terrifying because my 
mom works in a hospital, and 
when something like 
that happens the hos- 
pital goes in lock- 
down, so she wasn't 
allowed to come 
home. So, she was 
stuck there. My dad 
was. working that 
week in and out of 
New York City, so I 
didn't know if he was 
there or not. So, I was 
by myself, I hadn't 
heard from anyone, I 
was terrified... 

Obviously I didn't 
go into the city for awhile after 
that. My parents, even after it was 
safe to go in, my parents didn't 
obviously want me to, they were 
kind of strict about that. But, when 
I did finally go, it was so weird. 

Just think, obviously just the sky- N*m- Yofi VYv 

line is just — it's more than just seeing, 
it's the feeling that you see. It's a huge 
something missing, and not just visu- 
ally something miss- 
ing, but, oh my God, 
you know? ...When 
you pass by ground 
zero you just don't 
know what to say. 

Definitely, social- 
ly, I feel like in my 
high school there 
was just prejudice, 
even. There's a 7-11 
right near our high 
school, and the peo- 
ple that work there 
are predominately 
Arab, and there was 
a lot of harassment and that kind of 
thing, and obviously that really upset 

Things changed in every way possi- 
ble, in every way you can imagine. 
Jackie Li '09 is from Long Island, 




Health center provides variety of medical care 

Ask Dr. Jeff^ 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

Dear Students: 

Welcome to Bowdoin 2006- 
2007, from all of us in the health 

In this first col- 
umn of the new 
school year, I 
wanted to review 
some of our pro- 
grams and servic- 
es and write a little about our sense 
of mission here at Dudley Coe. 

The health center staff is happy 
to see you for a broad spectrum of 
primary and acute care needs. We 
see students by appointment, 
Monday through Friday, from 
8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. More 
urgent medical needs are always 
scheduled for same-day appoint- 
ments. Really urgent needs are of 
course always treated, well, 
urgently! Routine physical exams, 
GYN exams, allergy shots, and 
travel consultations may be 
scheduled a few days out. If you 

want to make an appointment, 
please call us at extension 3770, 
or stop by in person. 

On weekends, we're open for 
urgent care services from noon to 
2:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. 
No appointments are necessary. 
Medical needs that could have 
been handled during the previous 
week, or that can safely wait until 
Monday, really should wait for 

All of the care we offer at the 
health center is free to you. 
Whether you have Bowdoin's 
Koster Health Insurance Plan or 
are covered under your parents' 
plan, you'll have unlimited access 
to all of the services offered at the 
health center and the counseling 
center, free of charge. Your insur- 
ance policy will cover visits to out- 
side providers and the emergency 
room, as well as most of the send- 
out lab tests we may order for you. 
Pap tests, pregnancy tests, and 
STD tests for both women and 
men, including HIV testing, are all 
paid for by us. To protect your pri- 
vacy, they will not be billed to your 
Bowdoin or your family insurance. 

Our in-house, formulary pre- 
scription medications are dis- 

pensed to students free of charge. 
Our formulary includes over 30 of 
the most commonly prescribed 
medications, from antibiotics to 
generic Prozac to the Emergency 
Contraceptive Plan B. We also 
have two top brands of Birth 
Control Pills (Cyclessa and 
Desogen) and the vaginal ring 
(Nuvaring) on our formulary, all 
available to you free of charge. 

Prescriptions for non-formulary 
medications can be filled at a num- 
ber of nearby community pharma- 

Once again, this year, we have a 
supply of liquid nitrogen, for 
freezing warts, etc., and we'll con- 
tinue to offer minor office surgery 
for moles and "lumps and bumps." 

Our "Self-Care Room" is up and 
running, and in it you'll find the 
information, diagnostic tools, and 
remedies to evaluate and treat — by 
yourselves— some of your more 
common ailments. You can also 
help yourself to a variety of con- 

This year we are offering an 
expanded menu of vaccines. We 
now have the Human Papilloma 
Virus vaccine, Gardasil, which we 
strongly encourage all women to 

We hope to help you gain access to the informa- 
tion, resources and services you'll want in order 
to understand your own health needs, to pursue 
your own health care, and to promote and sus- 
tain your own well-being. 

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consider, at present, it's not yet 
approved for men — but stay tuned! 
It's a series of three shots, and 
available to you at our cost. We will 
soon be offering free flu shots to all 
students, and will be very strongly 
encouraging all of you to get vacci- 
nated when the time comes. Travel 
vaccines, the new Tetanus-Pertussis 
vaccine, Hepatitis B, Polio, 
Measlcs/Mumps/Rubella, Chicken 
Pox, and the pneumonia and menin- 
gitis vaccines, are all also available 
at cost. 

We've had some staffing 
changes over the summer. Andree 
Appcl has left (though she'll still 
be helping out on some week- 
ends). Sandy Hayes and Karen 
Marlin, who have been working 
part-time at Dudley Coe for years, 
are now both on our "regular" 
staff. And Carri Kivela, with years 
of college and family health expe- 
rience under her belt, has also 
joined us. 

Dr. F. Lincoln Avery, from 
Orthopedic Associates in Portland, 
will be here again this year on 
Monday and Wednesday mornings 
for orthopedic consultations. Mona 
Alley, R.D./L.D., will be coming to 
the health center orjTuesday morn- 
ings for nutrition consultations. 

We are eager to advertise our 
smoking cessation support efforts. 
If you're thinking about quitting 
smoking, or just want to learn 
more about your options, or just 
want to help someone else out who 
might be thinking of quitting, 
come on in! 

We are also eager to hear back 
from you about your needs and 
concerns, and about how well (or 
poorly) we seem to be meeting 
them. Please feel free to contact 
any of us by email or phone, or fill 
out our web site feedback form, or 
stop by to chat. We will also soon 
be starting back up our Health 
Center Student Advisory Group, to 
address these questions longitudi- 
nally. Contact Nicole Colucci if 
you're interested in joining the 

Let me say a few words about 
our sense of mission in the health 

Before coming to Bowdoin, 
most of you were likely cared for 
by pediatricians, and very likely 
under your parents' direct and 
attentive supervision. You might 
not have had the opportunity to 
develop independent provider- 
patient relationships of your own. 
You might not have needed to be 
responsible for pursuing your own 
health care, and you might not 
have even been expected to under- 
stand your own health needs. 

This is exactly what we would 
like to offer you: the opportunity 
to take charge of your own health 
care and needs, with as much sup- 
port, information, and hopefully 
good advice and guidance as we 
can muster. # 

In providing health care services 
on campus, we try to emphasize 
health promotion and disease pre- 
vention. We offer preventive 
exams and vaccinations, sponsor 
health education programs, and 
treat acute and chronic illnesses. 
We hope to help you gain access to 
the information, resources and 
services you'll want in order to 
understand your own health needs, 
to pursue your own health care, 
and to promote and sustain your 
own well-being. 

Finally, there's this weekly col- 
umn in the Orient. It was always 
meant to provide an open forum 
for discussion about any questions 
or concerns you might have, relat- 
ed to health care, public health, 
preventive medicine, health policy, 
health center services, or any other 
issues involving health or well- 
ness. Please feel free to email me 
with any of these questions or 
comments. If published, they 
would be printed anonymously, but 
our discussion might benefit the 
whole community. 

Salud! To a great year together! 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 



































































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Students spanned globe for summer endeavors 

by Tara Rajiya 

and Sam Waxman 


Nick Manny '09 

Nick Manny traveled to 
Switzerland and Austria to work on 
several organic farms, lie participat- 
ed in this venture through an organi- 
zation called Willing Workers ()n 
Organic Farms (WW(X)F). Over the 
course of the summer, he worked at 
five farms in Switzerland and one in 
Austria Manny was motivated to 
participate in the program because of 
his dual interest in horticulture, par- 
ticularly organic techniques, and 

The program involved farm labor, 
in Manny's case mainly weeding, for 
four or five hours a day, five or six 
days a week. When he was not work- 
ing, he managed to spend a great deal 
of time exploring the areas where he 
was staying. He appreciated this 
approach to travel because it allowed 
him to "see the way people actually 
live," he said, tie said it was more 
fulfilling for him than conventional 
tourism. Although Manny speaks 
High German well, he ran into a lan- 
guage barrier while trying to commu- 
nicate with the low (ierman-speak- 
ing Swiss farmers 

Manny's summer experience made 
him think critically about the state of 
modern agriculture and where people 
actually get their food. "I gained an 
appreciation for humans' connection 
to their food." he said. "I feel we've 
lost that in the hyper-industrialized 
society we live in." As a result, 
Manny has cultivated an interest in 
harvesting his own food and growing 
a small vegetable garden. 

Bier Kraichak '08 

Kier Kraichak spent his summer in 
Thailand teaching and studying natu- 
ral history. He instructed junior and 
senior high school classes on the sub- 
ject and also participated in field 
research Kraichak said his goal was 
to immerse himself into the "new" 
culture of the people there and to 
Icam how people interact with natu- 
ral history. He was able to participate 
in this program through the financial 
assistance of the Freeman 
Foundation, which funds grants for 
students to study in Asia. 

Kraichak chose to go to Thailand 
because it is his country of origin. He 
found that his close relationship with 
the country proved to be an asset in 
his study of natural history. His con- 
tacts and relatives in Thailand 
allowed him to meet people who 

assisted 1 him with his studies. 


One of his favorite experiences 
was returning to a school he had not 
been to for over 10 years and reunit- 
ing with a teacher he knew. He 
enjoyed exploring the countryside. 

"I did a lot of one-man travel," he 

Kraichak said he encountered a 
different perception of natural histo- 
ry than he was anticipating, which 
forced him to radically adapt plans 
for research. He said that Thai peo- 
ple, over half of which still farm the 
land, see natural history as an inte- 
gral part of their life and culture. 

Kraichak plans to integrate his sum- 
mer research into his education this 
year by doing an independent study 
and a research paper that analyzes the 
data he gathered during his visit 

Charles Stern '09 

Charles Stern '09 traveled halfway 
across the world to Tibet in order to 
teach English for a month and a half. 

Courtesy of Charles Stem '09 

Charles Stern '09 played with elementary school children every 
morning during his summer spent as an English teacher in Tibet. 

Me discovered this life-changing 
opportunity through friends of a 
friend, and he had been planning it 
for a year before he left. 

To finance his trip. Stern met 
with Anne Shields, director of the 
Career Planning Center (CPC), who 
introduced him to the Freeman 
Foundation, a national foundation 
that provides various universities 
and other educational causes in Asia 
with funding. Stem, who was par- 
ticularly interested in the opportuni- 
ty since it incorporated many of his 
interests such as anthropology and 
education, gratefully accepted the 

In Tibet, Stem headed off to the 
Lucky Start School (Tashi Garma in 
Tibetan) to teach English and play 
with elementary school kids each 
morning. This task was especially 
difficult for Stem at first, because he 
was unfamiliar with Tibetan. 
However, Stem quickly picked up 
some key phrases. After leaving 
Lucky Star School each day at 
around 1:30 p.m.. Stem attended 
Tibetan languagesxlasses. These 
classes served as compensation for 
the English classes he taught from 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lhasa 
Kungshon Language School for 

"I learned how to teach and come 
up with different [educational] strate- 
gies,' 1 Stem said. 

Stem believes he could have 
undergone some of these daily expo- 
sures from teaching at a high school 
in Brunswick, but he thinks his over- 
all experience in Tibet is incompara- 
ble to one he could have had any- 
where else. While he noted that Tibet 
had the same modem conveniences 
available in the United States, he 
gained first-hand experience and 
knowledge of the political tension 
between China and Tibet. 

Stem said that the Lhasa Kungshon 
Language School is always looking 
for English teachers and any 
Bowdoin student is eligible and in 
high demand for this position. 

Susan Morris '07 

Susan Morris spent her fourth 
consecutive summer working with 
Denver SummerBridge, a program 
associated with Breakthrough 
Collaborative. SummerBridge pro- 
vides highly motivated low-income 
students with the opportunity to 
attend summer school for free to 
keep up with their education. 
Morris teaches mathematics to sev- 
enth, eighth, and ninth -graders. 

As much as it is a rewarding sum- 
mer post for Morris, she said the 
program allows students to be 
"extremely passionate about their 
own education." She especially 
loved the experience of working 
with students and watching mem 

One of Morris's favorite experi- 
ences was working with two 
African refugees in the program, 
because she said they were 
"extremely grateful and the most 
enthusiastic" students to teach. She 
was also able to use her Spanish- 
speaking skills, because she had to 
make phone calls one time each 
week to the students' parents, many 
of whom could not speak English. 

Because of her work at Denver 
SummerBridge, Morris has decided 
to become an education minor at 
Bowdoin, and she plans to pursue a 
career in teaching after college. 

Yessenia Torres '09 

Yessenia Torres worked at the 
Reading to Kids office in Santa 
Monica, California. The non-profit 
organization holds reading pro- 
grams for students and workshops 
for parents at four different schools 
in the downtown Los Angeles area 
during one Saturday of each month. 
At the end of the program, every 
child and parent receives a free 

As an intern, Torres spent her five 
hour , shift recruiting book and 
money donors, entering data into a 
computer, and translating brochures 
and posters into Spanish. She also 
had the opportunity to visit schools 
and work with kids. 

Torres recalled one of her after- 
noons reading to a group of third 
grade boys: "The boys were really 
crazy, but the minute I started read- 
ing to them, they quieted down. At 
the end of the program, a little boy 
came up to me and said he wanted to 
finish reading the book [I had start- 

Torres chose this internship from 
several others that the CPC had sug- 

"It [gave me] the opportunity to 
have office experience and to work 
with kids," she said. 

Torres hopes to start her own 
non-profit organization in order to 
help women facing acts of violence. 

Courtesy of John Hall '08 

As an intern with A&E, John Hall '08 pursued his interest in 
web analytics. 

John Hall '08 

As an intern at A&E, John Hall '08 
gained experience in the world of web 
analytics, an industry he may pursue 
in the future. Hall only discovered this 
internship opportunity late last spring. 
While working at Bowdoin's gradua- 
tion last May, Hall received an email 
from the CPC's eBear database alert- 
ing him of the internship. He sent his 
resume before the May 31 deadline, 
and two weeks later he found himself 
in a cottage in Samford, Connecticut, 
interning there for three days a week 
and New York City for the remainder. 
Hall worked in the web analytical 
department, which was headed by a 
Bowdoin alum from the Class of 

An average day's work consisted of 
tracking the company's three network 
web sites and making conclusions about 
various website traffic periods and 

"You hear stories about internships 
where people [are just] coffee-getting," 
Hall said, "[but I] was treated like an 

Hall's main project was setting up a 
program on Microsoft Excel that allows 
any A&E employee to view all the web 
statistics from the previous day with the 
click of a mouse. Interns were also invit- 
ed to weekly luncheons that A&E held 
for their interns in New York City. Each 
luncheon was complemented by a lecture 
delivered by company figureheads such 
as die president of one of A&E's televi- 
sions channels and the company presi- 
dent Interns were also asked to partici- 
pate in various panels, during which they 
were shown an array of different web 
sites and asked to help gear A&E's three 
web sites to a younger demographic. 

"They really cared about us," Hall 
said. "I really felt like I made a differ- 
ence... I could even see "some of the 
changes on the websites [as a] result of 
the advice we gave." 

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The Jason Spooner Trio, a perennial favorite at Jack Magee's Pub, performed for the crowd at Senior Pub Night. 

A tribute to Irwin, 
'an ordinary bloke' 

by Gabe Kornbluh 
Staff Writer 

I thought the world had seen 
enough tragedy lately. Crikey. Our 
minds, our TV sets have both been 
stuck on the Calamity Channel for 
ages, weathered by the reliable 
vehicular accident, natural disaster, 
military mishap, the child molester 
du jour. 

Now, Steve Irwin is dead, and in 
an increasingly sad time around the 
world — a sad time bolstered by a 
disaster-obsessed media — the pass- 
ing of one koala-cute croc-wrangler 
may oddly enough be the most 
dynamic tragedy to hit the news in a 

That's because Irwin's death was 
much more than just sad. Untimely, 
unfortunate, unlikely. It was all 
those things, but it was also ironic. 
He met his end while filming the 
program "Ocean's Deadliest," dealt 
by the barb of a normally passive 
and harmless stingray. 

Call it poetic as well: the conserva- 
tionist killed at the hands of his 
beloved creatures. Obviously adept at 
sniffing out harmful situations, Irwin 
regularly discussed this scenario with 
both the media and his family. 
Hearing him grapple with such mat- 
ters, in his many wide-eyed inter- 
views, is to witness more than just 
eerie premonitions. He seemed to 
know that death-by-nature was com- 

ing, and looked more enamored for it. 

That danger-tinged sense of awe 
was what first drew me in to "The . 
Crocodile Hunter." I rushed home 
from school on weekdays to catch 
the show air back to back, at which 
point Irwin revealed to me, and many 
of us, that exotic animals were 
intriguing, but even more so when 
they were gnawing on the forearm of 
an excitable TV personality. 

We're not such young blokes any- 
more, and neither are our television 
programs. Where we once ran home 
eager to be wowed by reptile 
wrestling, we now sulk back to our 
sets to hear about the latest nuclear 
missile warnings or evocations of 
terrorists that recall the Nazi threat of 
WWII. On Monday, we found Steve 
Irwin staring back at us once again, 
but in the wrong place and with the 
wrong tone. It was as though, for 
some reason; the bad news we have 
all come to expect was shocking and 
heartbreaking for the first time in a 
long time. 

Steve Irwin's death is a glorious 
tragedy because it is apolitical at a 
time where most of the international 
news is not. There are no villains in 
this story — news pundits can't go on 
a rant against a species of bottom- 
feeding sting-rays — a testament to 
Irwin's struggle to de-vilify and 
demystify the world's most danger- 

Please see IRWIN, page 11 

Alum's thriller reveals 
insider world of intrigue 

Burke '84 wages Tabloid Wars' 

by Kathryn Papanek 
Staff Writer 

When William Cohen '62, secre- 
tary of defense under former presi- 
dent Bill Clinton, left office, many 
people surely expected him to write a 
memoir about his experiences. 
Instead, the Bowdoin alumnus 
authored "Dragon Fire," a highly 
charged thriller about a fictional U.S. 
secretary. His investigation of a 
potential nuclear threat thrusts him 
into a world of underhanded politi- 
cians and international terrorist 

Cohen's desire to educate the 
world about the increasing danger of 
potential terrorist threats prompted 
his surprising decision to commemo- 
rate his experiences within the realm 
of fiction. 

"In writing creatively about a seri- 
ous subject," Cohen said, "I hope 
both to enlighten and entertain, 
potentially reaching an audience 
beyond those who might read a non- 

Since its publication in late 
August, the novel has already 
touched a broad international audi- 
ence, such as a Russian television 
host who said that the novel "had 
given him a virtual tour of the minds 
and machinations of powerful people 
who play on the global chessboard." 

Cohen's life experiences give him 
exceptional insight into this world of 
international power and intrigue. 
After graduating from Bowdoin 

College with a B.A. in Latin, Cohen 
was elected to both the House and 
the Senate, serving three terms in 
each respectively. 

In 1997, Clinton asked Cohen to 
lead his Department of Defense, 
making the moderate Republican the 
first elected official in modem U.S. 
history to be chosen as a member of 
the opposing party's cabinet. 

During his tenure as secretary of 
defense, Cohen experienced not only 
the largest defense spending increase 
in 15 years, but also oversaw the 
United States' military transition into 
the post-Cold War era of biological 
warfare and terrorist threats. After 3 1 
years of public service, Cohen found- 
ed The Cohen Group, an organiza- 
tion that helped multinational clients 
pursue international business oppor- 

This insider knowledge about the 
global world of high stakes power 
and espionage gives "Dragon Fire" 
an unrivaled authenticity and real- 
ism. As a fictional secretary of 
defense, Michael Santini encounters 
an alliance between a conservative 
Chinese general and a billionaire 
Russian mafia boss. Cohen's knowl- 
edge about the global environment 
renders this frightening situation 
believability and fascinating. 

"I've chosen to reveal how a shift 
in the balance of power might be 
brought about by those who operate 

Please see COHEN, page 11 

by Kelsey Abbruzzese 
Orient Staff • 

Kerry Burke '84 has moved well 
beyond smashing Hostess cup- 
cakes with a hockey stick. 

The dessert destruction occurred 
during the talent section of the 
1984 Mr. Bowdoin pageant, when 
Burke also remarked on Bowdoin 
sports and tuition. As a city 
reporter with the New York Daily 
News for the last four years, Burke 
now devotes his time and energy to 
the stories of New York. 

"I cover murder and mayhem." 
he said. "If it's got blood and dirt 
on it, it's my story." 

His dedication led to a signifi- 
cant role on the Bravo scries, 
"Tabloid Wars." The show focuses 
on what Burke describes as the 
"life and death struggle" between 
the Daily News and its rival, the 
New York Post. 

At first, Burke hesitated to 
appear on a television show about 
the paper. As a city reporter who 
handles news as soon as it breaks, 
"anonymity in my job is an asset." 

However, Burke acknowledged 
that the press should be transparent 
and people should understand what 
goes into media production. 

"I traded anonymity for legiti- 
macy," he said. "I go to people on 
the worst day of their lives and say, 
'Tell me everything.' It would be 
hypocritical to not do it when peo- 
ple asked me to tell my story." 

That trade paid off for Burke. In 
"Tabloid Wars," his stories run the 

Courtesy of Nora Grudman, Bravo Publicity 
Kerry Burke '84, former Mr. Delta Sigma, hits the streets for the Daily News. 

gamut from Robert DeNiro's include a shooting involving two 
nanny, a kleptomaniac, to a heroin cops and a perpetrator who then 
junkie couple that scalded its tod- 
dlers to death. Other stories Please see BURKE , page 10 


10 A&E 



Bowdoin s own stars 
in 'Tabloid Wars' 

BURKE, M>m f*gg V 

jumped out of a 14th flow window. 
and a racial not on Howard Reach. 
where a similar racial attack hap- 
pened 20 years' earlier 

"I don't like covering celebri- 
ties, hut it's still news because it 
CSptUfM New York's attention." 
Burke said 

"New York is a city of extremes 
*hs diversity is unprecedented, with 
harrowing and beautiful stones " 

Burke, ■ Boston inner city 
native, tell in love with New York 
because of these stones 

"Being m New York is like play 
ing tor the championship Celtics," 
he said "IT you want to play in the 
big leagues, you go to New York 

lie attended Howdoin on schol 
.trship. calling it his first formal 
education He then received his 
graduate degree at Columbia 
School of Journalism 

Burke credits Bowdoin with pro 
\idmg him with a liberal arts edu 
cation that "applies to everything," 
but heading to a major metropoli- 
tan area and throwing himself 
headfirst into journalism gave him 
,m opportunity to learn the industr) 
by doing the job tn sthund 
■ Ah shift is ) p in to I I p in . bin 
a never works out thai way." he said 
. "It st.uis is earl) as the news bieaks 
and I'm usually out until 2 a m ." 

Burke's drive also focuses on the 
"'high stakes and exacting stan- 
dards" involved with working for 
the Daily News. 

"If you get something wrong, 
it's people's lives. There could be 
riots. We play it straight and don't 
want 10 take people down. We sac- 
rifice large parts of stories because 
we can't nail it down." 

With regard to "Tabloid Wars," 
Burke admits that he doesn't wateh 
the show. He does, however, have 
good reason: "It's not about me. 
It's about the stories of the city." 

'A Scanner Darkly leads summer gems 

In Mike Nugent 


Another summer has come and 
sadly gone, along with your dispos- 
able income thanks to the mov ics 
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead 
Man's Chest" may have captured 
hearts, but the true gems of this sum- 
mer, as usual, were not found in the 
multiplexes Here are my favorites. 


This adaptation of a Philip K. 
Dick short story by director Ric} 
I inklater tells of Bob Arctor (iCeanu 
Reeves), an undercover agent track- 
ing down citizens in a not-so-tuturis- 
tic society addicted to a drug named 
Substance D 

Semi-autobiographical in nature, 
Dick's personal drug prohlems were 
well known and influenced much of 
his work, and m typical style it sears 
with Dick's inner torment conveyed 
through Reeve's character. 

Aretor's friends in "Darkly" have 
all rejected the typical suburban life: 
its anesthetized blandness and lack 
ol excitement, Aretor's house is full 
of a motley crew, including Robert 
Downey Jr and Winona Ryder, final- 
ly returning to screen acting. Arctor 
dwells in the underbelly of suburbia, 
residing in the house he lived in 
while married. 

Much oi the compelling nature of 
Darkly'" is enhanced by the anima- 
tion Like Linklater's "Waking 
Life," animation was drawn over 
live action footage, enhancing the 
visuals. Most notable is the suit 
Reeves wears for his job, a human 
chameleon suit with superficial 
attributes washing over its surface. 
The growing trend of adult anima- 
tion surely is a positive one, as is the 
usage of hand-drawn animation — 
much more artistic in its creation 
than digital images. 

The drug use and lack of a clear 
directional path were bound to catch 
up with Arctor sooner or later. 
Reeves brings calm confusion to the 

Courtesy of 
Keanu Reeves stars in "A Scanner Darkly," a film especially notable for its animation drawn over live action footage. 

role, perhaps channeling his persona 
from "Bill and Ted's Excellent 
Adventure," centering a film that 
teeters on the edge of complete 
despair and despondency. 


This summer added another 
socially conscious documentary to a 
growing list that includes "Bowling 
for Columbine" or "Super Size Me." 
Ibis time around it's Al Gore, victim 
of the 2000 electoral fiasco, back 
with a message. While derided dur- 
ing his years in office for a lack of 
personality, his passion shows here 
in full force. 

The, point of the film is clear: to 
make the American public under- 
stand the imminent catastrophe of 
our planet's climate change. This is 
accomplished with a range of care- 
fully selected and horrifying statis- 
tics, with visuals to back them up. 
Regardless of political persuasion, 
one cannot deny the levels of carbon 
in the air, or that Kilimanjaro will be 
snowless in a matter of years. 

The middle section of the fdm 
waxes nostalgic, as Gore recounts 

Cure post-summer beer blues 

by Alex Weaver 

Mask Hat Circus Boy - ($7.95 for 
a six-pack at Uncle Tom's Market) 
• As the summer months fade and all 
eyes rum towards fall, most jovial beer 
drinkers can only sigh as 
their beloved summer ales 
begin to leave the shelves and 
empty out of taps every- 
where. I suffered this exact 
fate just Tuesday night at Sea 
Dog, when the bartender 
could offer me only a Red 
Ale rather than my usual 
Summer Wheat. Instead of 
fits of rage and bouts of pro- 
, fanity. I offered him a simple 
smile and a $5 bill. For I, my friends, 
have found a place where summer 
breezes on eternally; a place where 
amber prevails over darkness and 
smoothness triumphs over puckered 
lips and watery eyes. Just the other 
day, at a little slice of heaven called 
Uncle Toms Market, I found the 
Circus, Boy. 

Now this is not to say that I used 
Tom's keg-Uttered back room as a per- 
sonal jungle gym. What I did instead 
was to pick up Magic Hat's delectable 
spice/herb/vegetable Circus Boy beer 
brewed in Burlington, Vermont (Note: 
Magic Hat classifies Circus Boy as a 
"Hefenweizen,• , a German beer ' 

known for its cloudy nature and wheat 
taste. After more research, however, I 
discovered that die presence of lemon 
technically qualifies it as a 
spice/berb/vegctable beer.) But don't 
be fooled by the fancy terminology. 
This is not your mother's V8. 
After my purchase, I sat down 
with some friends for 
the first of what I 
expect to become 
weekly beer tastings at 
Pine Street B (invita- 
tion only, please). The 
group's positive reac- 
tion came as a surprise 
to me, at least until I 
tried it for myself. 
Circus Boy boasts an 
amber orange color 
and an overwhelming taste of citrus 
infused with wheat. My good friend 
and frequent beer-drinking partner 
Ted Upton remarked boldly that 
Circus Boy went down "smoother 
than a summer ale." Not to be out- 
done, roommate and infamous 
Boston beer aficionado Eric 
Gutierrez added. Circus Boy "tastes 
like a summer ale with the lemon 
already squeezed in." Indeed, crack- 
ing the beers filled the room with a 
sweet lemon aroma. The first sip 
went down so smoothly that it was 
as if my stomach stole the pleasure 
pf tasting the first sip directly from 
my taste buds. 

Undeniably, my friends and I took 
an immediate liking to the sneaky lit- 
tle Circus Boy. However, there are 
some qualities of this beer that need 
to be noted before all heads can bow 
to its divine omnipotence. Firstly, 
though your taste buds will deceive 
you, Circus Boy is not a summer ale. 
Like most microbrews. Circus Boy is 
best drank from a glass, leaving the 
last centimeter of sediment remaining 
in the bottle. 

The other quality of Circus Boy 
that you are sure to notice is that, 
though crisp and smooth, it is almost 
impenetrable by light, even in a clean 
glass, the back of every bottle states: 
"Circus Boy is cloudy by nature, like 
Burlington. Vermont, itself." If 
you're like me, this doesn't exactly 
inspire carefree consumption, but 
rather makes me wonder what nasty 
storm cloud this beer fell out of and 
who could be sick enough to bottle it. 
But fear not — cloudiness is typical of 
many beers. Besides, even paradise is 
cloudy sometimes, right? 

In the end. Magic Hat's Circus 
Boy left me filled with hope. 1 no 
longer need to linger beneath the 
taps for the last drops of summer 
ale. Circus Boy is light and smooth 
and delicious. Hell, each bottle cap 
even offers a nifty phrase, like the 
alcoholic equivalent of Snapple. 
And as my. first cap humbly told me: 
"If you can spare one, share one." 

the summers of his youth, living on 
a Tennessee farm. 

The sincerity of this message can- 
not be denied. Progressive and per- 
sonal action is the order of the day, 
and Gore admits the political system 
is unable, or unwilling, to take the 
first step; citizens must begin it at 
the grassroots level. Using fluores- 
cent lightbulbs, taking shorter show- 
ers, and buying a car with miles per 
gallon above 35 arc all important 

If this is Gore's future, then phi- 
lanthropy and the American public 
should be very happy indeed. 


This charming film, now playing 
at Eveningstar Cinema, tells the story 
of Olive (Abigain Breslin), a young 
girl who qualifies for the Little Miss 
Sunshine beauty pageant. Although 
her family is struggling financially, 
they all travel to California to help 
her fulfill her dream. 

So they take off in a big VW Van. 
But though they seem to be a typical 
suburban American family, each 
character has plenty of neuroses to 

deal with. Dad (Greg Kinnear) is an 
obnoxiously positive self-help 
writer. Uncle Frank (Steve Carell) 
recently attempted suicide after a 
failed relationship with a student, 
Grandpa (Alan Arkin) snorts coke, 
and Dwayne, Olive's brother, hasn't 
spoke for almost a year in protest 
against his family's insanity. 

Their trip across the southwestern 
desert is filled with hilarious come- 
dy, including a malfunctioning horn. 
But more valuable is the warmth to 
which directors Dayton and Faris 
bring to their characters. They may 
all have their difficulties, but they 
are not demeaned for them. 

"Sunshine" mirrors much of 
Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," and 
the family is filled with the desire to 
see Olive achieve her version of the 
American Dream. She set her sights 
on what her goal is and vows to 
fight till the end. But true liberation 
is not found in the unending quest, 
but in the liberation from the con- 
fines of that goal. 

May all discover this in as uplift- 
ing fashion. 

Tyehimba Jess reads 
award-winning 'leadbelly' 

by Astrid Taran 

Huddie William Ledbetter, better 
known as "Leadbelly," was a 
Southern folk and blues musician 
whose songs have been covered by 
everyone from Johnny Cash to Kurt 

Aside from being an inspiration to 
timeless musicians, Leadbelly has 
also been the force behind rising poet 
Tyehimba Jess's award-winning book 
of poetry, "leadbelly." 

"Poets and Writers Magazine" rec- 
ognized Jess, a Brooklyn native, as 
one of 2005 's "Eighteen Debut Poets 
to Watch." He also won the 2004 
National Poetry Series. 

"leadbelly" itself gained critical 
acclaim. "Black Issues Book Review" 
voted '^leadbelly" as one of the three 
best poetry books of 2005. 

Mississippi blues poet Sterling 
Plumpp states that "Jess willingly 
accepts the challenges of vernacular 
in contemporary poetry; to push it fur- 
ther, to squeeze more from it, to 
improvise miraculously within it, and 
then to riff his unique song." 

Fortunately, for those who were at 
the Donald B. MacMillan House last 
night, Bowdoin students experienced 
Jess's unique style. 

Jess read from his book to a packed 
house, engaging the audience with his 
poetry for over an hour. 

He paused every few readings to 
tell the audience back stories of some 
of the characters or inspirations 
behind certain verses. His voice 
echoed throughout the room, empha- 
sizing the power of his poetry. 

Throughout the house, audience 
members nodded their heads and 
smiled as they were enraptured by 
Jess's performance. 

Jess put on a true performance. 
With his gray newsboy cap sideways 
on his head and the many cups of cof- 
fee that were being sipped around the 
room, one felt as if they were in a 
small coffee house in New York at the 
height of the beat poet generation. 

A short Q&A session followed the 
reading, and students bombarded Jess 
with questions about his poetry. 
Several members of the audience 
thanked Jess and gushed about how 
amazing his reading had been. 

When one student asked Jess, a cre- 
ative writing professor at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign, if he ever performs for 
his students, Jess laughed and replied 
with, "I wouldn't do that to them!" 

Luckily, Bowdoin students had the 
opportunity to enjoy his performance. 



ASE lb 


Nintendo video game 
to gauge 'brain age' 

Your results can range 
from 20, the ideal 
brain age, to 80, 
meaning that your 
brain is running as 
well as an 80-year-old 
man in the Boston 

by Joey Cresta 

Ever worry that your weekend 
"extracurriculars" are destroying 
your brain cells? Thanks to the 
work of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, you 
can give your mind the exercise it 
needs with the Nintendo DS game 
"Brain Age." Kawashima is at the 
forefront of Japanese research on 
brain imaging and turned that 
research into a video game, which, 
played daily, could increase your 

Like the rest 

of your body, 
your brain 
needs exercise. 
"Brain Age" 
functions as a 
training tool for 
your prefrontal 
cortex, which 
calls the control 
tower of your 
brain since it 
controls how 
the brain uses 
stored knowl- 
edge. Through ; 

daily training of the prefrontal cor- 
tex, Kawashima believes that you 
can increase your intelligence. 

Nintendo recently stated that its 
targets include the casual gamer 
and even the non-gamer. "Brain 
Age" is great evidence of this phi- 
losophy in action. Players utilize 
the user-friendly stylus for all the 
activities in this game. While your 
grandmother might be confused by 
the typical video game controller, 
even she can use the DS's stylus. 

The training programs consist of 
simple math problems, reading 
aloud, and basic deduction (like 
determining how many people are 
in a house by watching them rush 
in and out). Often the goal is to fin- 
ish as quickly as possible. 

The reading program may slow 
some players down, however, or at 
least warrant a slower re-reading* 
due to the high quality of passages 
presented (just today, I read a pas- 
sage from Swift's "Gulliver's 
Travels"). As incentive to play 
every day, Kawashima rewards you 
with more training programs for 
practicing frequently. 

Steve Irwin, 'Croc 
Hunter,' dies at 44 

IRWIN, from page 9 

ous animals. 

It's also a tragedy devoid of 
heroes. Irwin's father shot down the 
idea of a state funeral, calling his 
son "an ordinary bloke." As sad and 
ironic as Irwin's death was, what 
made it special was its refreshing 
and infuriating freedom from blame 
or judgment. Irwin's love of nature 
was an appreciation of instinct, that 
quality free of politics or opinion, 
that quality that makes the animal 
world singularly awe-inspiring. He 
acted on his instincts in his passion 
for nature, as did the stingray when 
it raised its barb in self-defense. 
Steve' Irwin's death was a glorious 
tragedy because it was, at its core, a 
dance of instinct, nothing more, 
nothing less. 

Beyond the training programs is 
the actual "Brain Age" test. 
Kawashima determines your 
brain's "age" based on how well 
you do in three random tests. Your 
results can range from 20, the ideal 
brain age, to 80, meaning that your 
brain is running as well as an 80- 
year-old man in the Boston 

Kawashima may ask you to 
speak aloud during the test. 
Answer yes and he administers the 
"Stroop Test," where you are 
expected to say the color of a given 
word. The word on screen might be 

"yellow," though 

its color is blue. 
This proves to be 
one of the trickier 
tests of the game, 
as the micro- 
phone sometimes 
has trouble with 
voice recogni- 

Another test, 
Word Memory, 
can be similarly 
frustrating. The 
game gives you 
two minutes to 
' memorize 30 
words; you then have three min- 
utes to write them down. The frus- 
tration begins after trying five 
times to write the letter "K" to see 
the game recognize it as "X." 
Slight software problems aside, the 
game runs very smoothly. 

If you have three friends play 
the game, you can look at graphs of 
your scores to see who has the 
fittest brain (thus satisfying the 
competitive side that every 
Bowdoin student has). "Brain Age" 
is so accessible that even your par- 
ents, or perhaps our beloved pro- 
fessors, can enjoy it. As an added 
bonus, "Brain Age" contains 60 
SuDoKu puzzles — a great time 
waster. Add in the portability of the 
DS handheld, and "Brain Age" is a 
revolutionary game that everyone 
should look into purchasing. 

William Cohen y 62 
entertains, intrigues 

DRA GON FIRE, from page 9 

in shadows, secretly plotting how 
power might be seized through 
selective assassinations and covert 
actions," Cohen said. 

As the plot races across the 
world at breakneck pace, Cohen 
describes military maneuvers and 
political machinations with detail 
and insight that could only be 
acquired through first hand experi- 
ence. Unfortunately, the secre- 
tary's prose occasionally falls short 
of his insider expertise. Some 
phrases — such as "The Pentagon 
signified solidity. Simple. 
Interconnected. Enduring. Like 
America itself — seem cliche and 
clunky, detracting from the other- 
wise engaging story. 

However, for readers who are 
looking for an exciting thriller 
rather than a formal literary narra- 
tive, "Dragon Fire" offers a cre- 
ative and authentic account of the 
currently charged political climate. 
In the words of Clinton, Cohen has 
"drawn upon his extensive experi- 
ence to write a gripping tale of 




Volleyball nets 
new head coach 

by Kate Walsh 


The Bowdoin Women's Volley-ball 
Team, led by interim Head Coach 
Karen Corey, is gearing up tor a new 
season of bumping, setting, and spik- 

Corey, who was the team's assistant 
coach in 2005. attended the US 
Naval Academy, where she studied 
oceanography and played volleyball. 
Corey was named second-team All- 
Patriot League Conference her junior 
and senior seasons During her six 

years of service in the U.S. Navy, 
Corey coached at various high school 
programs, and when her husband was 
stationed at the Brunswick Naval Air 
Station, she began coaching for 
Bowdoin College. 

Corey said she is optimistic about 
the 2006 season. 

"We have ^soQl core of veterans 
and enthusiastic first years who bring 
energy to the program," she said. "I 
expect a winning season." 

Also new this year is Assistant 

Please see VOLLEYBALL, page 13 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Kate Gormley '09 pushes the ball downfield in field hockey's tuesday practice. The Bears' first match is Saturday. 

Field hockey aims to repeat 
as NESCAC champions 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Karen Corey is in her first season of leading the women's volleyball team. 

by Burgess LePage 
Staff Writer 

Returning to the turf this fall, 
Bowdoin 's field hockey squad is 
primed and ready to defend the 
incredible 18-1 season the team 
boasted last year. 

Undefeated until the team's loss at 
the NCAA Final Four tournament in 
Virginia, the women went down in 
Bowdoin field hockey history, 
advancing further than ever before, 
collecting several national honors for 
individual success along the way. 

The Polar Bears are facing the loss 
of five key players, notably Taryn 
King '07, who passed away in 
January while abroad in Ireland. 

Her absence marks far more than 
just the loss of an incredible athlete. 

"Her rare kindness and characteris- 
tic wit will linger predominantly in 
the memories of all who met her," 
said senior Sarah Horn. 

Kate Leonard '07 described King 
as "a tremendous leader who was 
able to instill confidence in every 

player she touched the field with. Her 
ability to brighten anyone's day on 
and off the field contributed greatly to 
the strength and cohesion of our 

With King's love for the game as 
inspiration, the team will drive on, 
recognizing the luck each player has 
to be a part of the closely knit squad 
that she helped build. 

Many of last year's starters gradu- 
ated, including Margaret Gormley 
'06, Allyson Craib '06, Christi 
Gannon '06, and Abby Daley '06. 

'it is all a part of the game. This 
year is a new year and we cannot 
dwell on skill we had last year. We 
will fill the holes. It might take time 
to get used to an entirely new dynam- 
ic, but we will make it work by work- 
ing together," junior Hillary Hoffman 

Filling in the holes are first-years 
Shavonne Lord, Emily McKinnon, 
Megan McCullough, Ashley 
Peterson, and Kara Kelley. 

Speaking of the new talent, senior 
Gail Winning admitted that the new- 

comers "were faced with a pretty hard 
transition into a tight team, but they 
have made it seamlessly." 

"Their stick skills and intuition for 
the game is on pace with, the rest of 
the team as well as their desire to 
work hard," she said. 

This desire has paid off thus far for 
the Bears, who faced Bates last week- 
end, claiming a 6-1 victory after four 
25-minute scrimmages against the 
Bobcats. The win was a true team 
effort, reminiscent of the standard for 
excellence it set last season. 

Hoffman described the team's sen- 
timent upon opening their season. 

"I am most looking forward to the 
motivation that I feel behind this team 
this year," she said. "The returners 
got a taste of glory last year and the 
first years know that they have come 
onto a successful team. We know 
what it takes and I am looking for- 
ward to feeling that intensity again." 

The Polar Bears play Wellesley 
and Wheaton colleges at home this 
Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 
with 1 p.m. matches. 

Men's soccer challenges Bates in season opener 

by Eren Munir 
Staff Writer 

t The Bowdoin Men's Soccer Team 
looks to kick off its 2006 season at 
home against Bates on Saturday. The 
Polar Bears are optimistic, and hope to 
utilize their maturity and talent against 
the Bobcats. 

The 1 p.m. match against Bowdoin s 
NESCAC rival will also provide an 
opportunity for the Bears to prove that 
they merit the No. 16 ranking in s preseason poll. 

Captain John Mollis '07 described 
his anticipation. 

"We're excited as a team to gel on 
the field and try to grind out a result 
against an always very tough Bates 
team," he said 

The team hopes to rebound from last 
season's disappointing defeat in the 
first round of the NESCAC tourna- 

After finishing last season 7-2 in the 
NESCAC (11-3 overall), the second- 
seeded Bears failed to live up to expec- 
tations when they lost to the eventual 

champions, Wesleyan, in the first 

But the team plans to use that dis- 
heartening experience as "fuel for foe 
fire," explained returning All-NESCAC 
forward Nick Figueiredo '08. 

The Polar Bears are determined to 
last longer this year. Head Coach Fran 
O'Leary said declaring that he firmly 
believes that his players "want to be 
part of the best team in the NESCAC." 

O'Leary 's offensive attack should 
be relentless as the Polar Bears return 
with forwards Simon Parsons '07 and 
Wolf Greuber '08, who combined to 
score 17 goals last year, along with 
dynamic midfielders Figueiredo, 
Hollis, and captain Anthony Regis '07. 

At the other end of the pitch, the unit 
will be lead by captain Brendan Egan 
'08 and Dominic Fitzpatrick '09. 
Nathan Lovitz '08 will tend goal for 
the Polar Bears, hoping to improve on 
his impressive 1 .05 goals-against aver- 
age from last season. 

Said Egan, "We have a very good 
chance at doing something special this 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
First-year goalkeeper Garrick Sheldon blocks a teammate's shot in Tuesday's intrasquad match. 





Volleyball bumps into 


season on Wednesday 

VOLLEYBALL, from page 12 

Coach Erin Estrada, who was an assis- 
tant at the University of South Maine 
last year. Coach Estrada is happy to 
join the Bowdoin coaching staff. 

"I'm very excited for this team 
because they are one of the most fun 
teams I have ever coached, but also 


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they're focused," she said. "It's a team 
where everyone can learn from every- 
one else." 

The players are excited about the 
coaching changes, and feel they have 
had a positive effect on the team so 

"I am really excited for Coach 
Corey and Coach Estrada," captain 
Jess Liu '08 said. 

"They bring a new focus and inten- 
sity to the team, and they are good role 
models," captain Julie Calareso '07 

A unique aspect of the 2006 
Bowdoin Volleyball Team is its 
extraordinary chemistry. Calareso 
cited the team's chemistry as one of 
the main reasons for her high expecta- 
tions for this season. 

"I have played in a lot of leagues 
for a lot of teams," said Calareso, "and 
this is the closest group of girls I've 
ever played with." 

With star players having graduated 
from several rivals, Bowdoin should 
be able to make its mark in the divi- 

"This is the first year we have had a 
strong group of veterans who have 
played together for several years," 
said Liu. 

Last year, the volleyball team fin- 
ished 1-9 in the NESCAC, beating 
only 0-10 Hamilton. Still, the Polar 
Bears compiled a respectable 12-17 
overall record. 

Bowdoin's season starts on 
Wednesday in a home game against 
the University of New England. Its 
first NESCAC game will take place 
on September 1 5 against Middlebury, 
also at home. 

Donnno'i Pki« 
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Athletes are just like us 

by Joel Samen 
Staff Writer 

When kids are growing up, they 
look at professional athletes as 
demigods who inhabit historical bat- 
tlegrounds called playing fields. I 
used to see Mo Vaughn and Robert 
Parish as untouchable combatants 
who dominated their respective 
sports. These were no mere 
approachable mortals; they were the 
guys who I watched nightly on TV, 
true celebrities with extraordinary 

My viewpoint did not change 
throughout my teenage years. I once 
met Pedro Martinez at a mall in 
Boston and was hardly able to push 
words past my lips. Here was the 
great Pedro, the guy who went 23-4 
with a 2.07 ERA in 1999, the ace 
who would eventually lead the Red 
Sox to the Promised Land. How 
could I, a mere mortal, talk to this 

This summer, however, I had an 
experience that totally altered my 
impression of professional athletes. 
I worked at Kraft Media 
Communications, inside Gillette 
Stadium (home of the New England 
Patriots, winners of three of the last 
five Super Bowls). 

Just walking into the office was 
intimidating enough. Each day on 
my way in I would walk through a 
veritable Patriots Hall of Fame, 
including historic balls and jerseys 
that left me wide-eyed. But inside 
the office was an even more amaz- 
ing atmosphere. 

My first assignment was to take 
down post-game quotes from the 
New England Revolution players. 

Granted, America's Major League 
Soccer is not nearly as big as the 
NFL or MLB, but these guys are 
still professionals. There are kids 
walking around every day wearing 
Taylor Twellman or Clint Dempsey 

Upon drawing this task, I was pet- 
rified. After watching these men 
compete for a full 90 minutes, I was 
now supposed to walk up to them 
and ask them about their match? 
Simply inconceivable. I could not 
even fathom saying "hello" to Curt 
Schilling if I ever happened upon 
him at the ballpark, but now I was to 
have a full question and answer ses- 
sion with these guys immediately 
following a game? 

From the moment I entered the 
locker room, I knew I had to get this 
done. So I walked up to the first 
player I recognized, goalkeeper 
Matt Reis, a team leader easily iden- 
tified by his shaved head. This guy 
had just shut out the opposition for 
90 minutes, and there I was talking 
to him. The strange thing was that 
he was more than happy to oblige. 

Over the course of the next three 
months, I had more conversations 
with the players, interviewing 
almost the entire team at various 
times. For the most part, they were 
congenial, down-to-earth guys. 

These soccer players weren't 
superstars, but it was a great place to 
learn that professional athletes are 
just ordinary guys. They like hang- 
ing out with their families, playing 
video games, and going out to bars. 
They do all of the normal stuff that 
any men their age would do. 

The only difference is that they 
are exceptionally good at their craft. 


Getan T o rder of 10 with 
Fudge Brownie; Pipping. Sauce. 

which happens to be athletics. 

This revelation has really 
changed my perspective on sports. 
Now David Ortiz is no longer that 
legendary figure who belts out 
unbelievable homeruns in the most 
clutch situations. He is a man who 
works very hard at his job and is 
gifted with the ability to deliver in 
the clutch. The men we see compet- 
ing on TV every night, who appear 
to starry-eyed kids as invincible 
superheroes, are in fact just normal 



Sa 9/9 Bowdoin Invitational 10:30 a.m. 
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Su 9/10 v. Wheaton 1:00 p.m. 



Sa 9/9 v. Bridgewater State 2:00 p.m. 
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Bowdoin Orient First year of the rest of your life 

EudMuhrd 1871 

A delayed reaction 

This week. Facebook debuted its latest innovations: ■ self-updating 
catalog of friends' activities dubbed the "news teed." and I record of 
personal activity on each user's profile called the "mini teed." Now. 
every time a student adds or deletes an activity or interest from his profile, 
every tune he adds a new photo, or changes his relationship status, or joins 
a new group, or adds a new friend, or RSVPs to an event, the change is 
broadcast to ever>one in his network of friends. 

Along with an unprecedented level of connectedness, these new features 
hive brought an equally unprecedented level of outrage from users 
Students have angrily joined the myriad anti-feed groups that have popped 
up all over the global network One group. "Students Against facebook 
News feed (The Official Petition to I accbook)." accumulated over 7()().<)<)<) 
members its first 4S hours of existence I hat makes disapproval of the new 
feeds perhaps the most overwhelming consensus among college students 

So why the uproar.' Why the instant, passionate repulsion ' "News feed is 
just a little too creepy." states the manifesto of the group to which nearly I 
in X of the site's registered users subscribe, "too stalkci-csquc ." 

It is interesting that it has taken this long for students to grow war) 
about what information the> willingly make accessible on facebook In a 
Wednesday blog entry, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg 
pointed out that the site's privacy rules have not been altered. "This js 
information people used to dig lor on a dail) basis." he wrote "None ot 
your information is visible to anyone who couldn't see it before the 
changes " 

He's right As the director ot Bowdoin 'rf Career Planning Center recently 
reminded us. our Facebook profiles are (and always have been) easily acces- 
sihle to employers, parents, and college administrators. 

We agree that the news feed and the mini feed represent excessive, even 
gluttonous information trafficking on the part of Facebook developers, and 
we urge Facebook to remove these two features. 

But as embarrassed as you may be when the news feed informs your 
friends of your recent break-up, you will be substantially more embarrassed 
when you arc denied a job because a would-be employer saw that you sub- 
scribe to a group called "Alcoholics Forever" and have tagged photos of you 
tunneling jungle juice. » 

That's the kind of "Facebook stalking" that should most concern stu- 
dents. And it has been going on for far longer than the news feed has 

The editorial represents the majority view of The Bowdoin Orient s 
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These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 

Hey there, [your name), you old 
horscthief, you! flow was your sum- 
mer'' "Good?" Really.' Because I usu- 
al k get a different answer! No, it 
wouldn't be awkward if you had said 
anything other than "good." not awk- 
ward at all! 

Now that we've gotten that out of 
the way, I'd like a few minutes alone 
with the first years. The rest of you put 
down your copy of the newspaper and 
leave the room. 

Hi. first yean. Congratulations; you 
made it. You did the essays; you nailed 
the interview; you submitted all the 
proper forms; you bravery endured 
sour meningitis inoculations, judging 

by those Daffy Duck Band-Aids on" 
your shoulders; and most impressively, 

you sunned your pre-onentation trip 
without contracting cholera or getting 
mauled by bears, both common inci- 
dents the Office of Admissions 
accounts for in its acceptance/yield cal- 

And now, after securing a decent 
schedule, taking careful notes on 
"Animal House" and "PCU," and pur- 
chasing a T-shirt that has cleverly 
inserted the name of your school into 
the logo of a popular beer variety, 
you're ready to jump into the college 

e xperi en c e headfirst, right? 

No, you're not. 

Sorry. Van Wilder. College isn't like 
it is in the movies. The difference? 
More ugly people. And the dialogue 
isn't at snappy. Also, you have to go to 

College isn't much like high school, 
either. Remember how many activities 
in which you were required to partici- 
pate for the sake of becoming '■well- 
rounded'.'" Well, now that' you're in 
college, you can be as boxy and 
uneven as you like. Want to sit around 
13 hours a day watching "Flavor of 
Love"' marathons on VH1? Be our 
guest! The Freshman Fifteen will find 
you well-rounded in ways that require 
far less effort and involve eating cook- 
ie dough and drinking stout ale. Take 
that, mandatory high school wellness 

Of course there always are some 
first years who. for one reason or 
another, want to avoid the Freshman 
Fifteen. Wacky justifications abound, 
ranging from. "I need to stay in shape 
or I could lose my athletic scholar- 
ship." to "I want to appear attractive to 
the opposite sex." to "I've read that 
obesity is unhealthy." To appease you 
madcap "nutritionists," I've included a 
brief list of ways to avoid that infa- 
mous extra neck roll: 

1) There is a fast food 
restaurant/trough on Bath Road called 
"Fat Boy." Its name is portentous: 
Eating there often can not only make 
you fat, but it can also make you a boy, 
rendering void your torturous puberty. 

2) The beer belly is not a myth. And 
covering for your gut by telling people 

Immigration insanity 

by Sam Minot 

While you may have heard some 
faint murmurs of the cacophonous 
debate over immigration this summer, 
it's often difficult to break through the 
banal partisan talking points for long 
enough to see what proposals are 
actually under debate. While many 
bills have been proposed from both 
sides of the aisle, only one has made it 
through even one chamber of 
Congress. HR 4437— passed by the 
House of Representatives in January 
2006 and currently before the 
Senate— ^-represents the most likely 
version of immigration reform to be 
enacted. However, this flawed piece 
of legislation would only exacerbate 
our already deplorable policies toward 
immigrants to this country. 

Among the highlights of the pro- 
visions of this bill are the construction 
of 700 miles of fencing along the 
U.S.-Mexico border, the investigation 
of the U.S.-Canada fence under con- 
struction, and the complete elimina- 
tion of the Green Card lottery. This 
bill would also increase the maximum 
penalty for employing an undocu- 
mented worker to $40,000, as well- as 
prohibit immigration from any coun- 
try that delays or refuses the deporta- 
tion of its citizens from the United 
States. Not only would the undocu- 
mented status itself be criminalized; it 
would also become a crime to give aid 
to an undocumented alien. Chant? 
groups and neighbors who provide 
rood, shelter, or clothing to undocu- 
mented workers could face prosecu- 
tion for an aggravated felony on the 
order of human trafficking. 

Currently, anyone facing removal 
from the country may be granted "vol- 
untary departure" by an 'immigration 
judge, if the judge decides'he or she has 
good moral character. This means that 
he or she can lawfully apply to enter 
the United States in the future. Under 
HR 4437, however, anyone who has 
taken part in these removal proceed- 
ings would be barred from reentering 
the country. Although people may cur- 
rently ask the courts for consideration 
of special circumstances, this bill near- 
ly totally eliminates judicial review for 
immigration proceedings, giving the 
immigration authority complete and 
unchallenged decisionmaking power 
over the fate of hundreds of thousands 
of immigrants. 

Not only does the American econo- 
my rely on immigrants, but our culture 
also is greatly enriched by their addi- 
tion. Nonetheless, we enact policies 
that restrict many from coming here 
legally and we most harshly punish 
those who have fought hardest for the 
American dream. HR 4437 would shut 
us off from the ongoing immigration 
that keeps our country strong and 
would force those who have struggled 
to reach our shores into a permanent 

We need to work toward a policy that 
is based on what Americans want and 
need, instead of one mat walls us off 
from the rest of the world. Once we 
form realistic policy to let people in, 
then we can start worrying about keep- 
ing people out. Until then, all these 
efforts will do is penalize those who 
are trying the hardest to be American. 
Sam Minot '07 is a co-chair of the 
Democratic Left. 

that you're pregnant is only slightly 
less embarrassing (or in the case of 
males, who must claim sympathetic 
pregnancy, infinitely more embarrass- 
ing). Temperance isn't just an unincor- 
porated community of Monroe County, 
Michigan, you know! 

3) Get your daily quota of fruit. 
"Froot" doesn't count. 

4) Get regular exercise. If you don't 
have time to jog or play an intramural 
sport, take a few laps around the room 
during class blocks. You might consid- 
er taking classes that meet in 
Cleaveland 151 or on the second floor 
of Hubbard Hall. 

5) If you're drinking heavy beer with 
a high caloric content, do jumping jacks 
between drinks. At worst, you'll bum 
off all the calories you absorb from 
each. At best, you'll puke it all up! 

Inevitably, there will come a point 
when, in between bong rips in the base- 
ment of your affiliate house, you will 
decide that maybe you should make 
productive use of your downtime. 
You'll consider joining a club sports 
team, like Ultimate Frisbee. But a quick 
glance around the smoky cavern will 
reveal that you're already taking part in 
team practice. So perhaps a political 
organization might be more appropri- 

A word on campus politics: 

What's convenient is that they more 
or less resemble national politics, only 
the suits are cheaper and the partici- 
pants generally believe in what they're 
saying. Problem is that there are no pro- 
cedural statutes keeping arguments 
civil, so the tenor of political debate is 
so shrill that sometimes only dogs can 
hear it. 

Bowdoin is fortunate to have a stu- 
dent body that is engaged in public 
affairs and enthusiastic about its con- 
victions. It is easy, however, to get 
seduced by the ease of reactionary pol- 
itics and sanctimonious indignation. 
This is because nobody's going to criti- 
cize you for adopting such techniques. 
Well, no one except the people who dis- 
agree with you, but what do they know? 

Issues are complex. Reflecting on 
your own convictions is difficult, time- 
consuming, and annoying, not to men- 
tion devastating to both your self-confi- 
dence and your self-esteem. It's tempt- 
ing to kick back with a tasty brew, pop 
in a "South Park" DVD, and be content 
,to say that you're on the side of angels 
and the other guys are jackasses. 

But if you're serious about effecting 
positive change, then you're going to 
have to embrace the fact that you're a 
lot less qualified to speak to certain 
issues than you think you are. So 
choose something that you feel strong- 
ly about. Study up on it. Form an opin- 
ion. Understand why people disagree 
with you. Then proceed in whatever 
manner you judge most reasonable, 
appropriate, and constructive. If this 
rigorous standard seems inconvenient, I 
encourage you to stick to basement 
bong rips. 

Of course, you get to do whatever 
you want. You're in college now, and 
college means freedom. So take this 
guidance to heart, or don't The fact 
that you're reading this right now 
means that you're savvy enough to 
have survived an endless onslaught of 
excruciating name games and soul- 
crushing "ice-breakers," so maybe 
you don't need my help at all. 

College is fleeting. Whatever 
course you choose, please take care to 
enjoy this, the first year of the rest of 
your lives. 


Friday, S eptember 8, 2006 


15 • 

Bowdoin Student Government Statements of Candidacy 

•Class of 2007 President 

DeRay Mckesson 

In the two years that I served as Class 
President we set the standard for Class 
Officer Teams through the consistency 
of our and high quality of our program- 
ming. To recap, we had '07 Movie 
Nights, Proud to Be '07 Week, 
Valentine's Day programming, '07 
Coupons to name a few. Our first years 
here it was important to engage the 
question, "What is '07?" and to ensure 
that everyone understood and/or felt a 
coherent answer to that question. Now 
that we're seniors we have to be more 
intentional when we program; I want us 
to focus on co-sponsoring programs 
with the CPC, Residential Life and the 
President's Office about post-Bowdoin 
life, sponsoring and planning trips to 
explore more of Maine, having mini- 
lectures/reading groups to actively dis- 
cuss issues that we're passionate about 
that don't get covered in the classes you 
take, and public-speaking workshops to 
prepare us for the '07 life we'll lead 
after Bowdoin. 

My focus has been and continues to 
be building the spaces in which great 
ideas can develop and flourish. If elect- 
ed president I want to focus on the fol- 
lowing questions: 

1 . How can programming help build 
substantive relationships among '07 

2. How can we create and support 
activities/programs that allow those 
'07ers who studied abroad to share their 
experiences with the larger Bowdoin 
community in meaningful ways? 

3. What broader world/life issues are 
important to talk about? How do we do 

4. How do we foster discussions 
which create healthy tension in order to 
help us develop, defend and rely our 

5. How do we prepare ourselves to be 
active alum and productive and respon- 
sible leaders? 

I've always loved the Class of 2007 
and would greatly enjoy working once 
more as Class President. Thank you for 
your time. 

Jay Tansey 

My name is Jay Tansey. Before 
studying abroad last spring, I served as 
your Vice President for two consecutive 
years and I would be honored to contin- 
ue to work for you. Throughout my time 
here at Bowdoin, I have become deeply 
invested in our class. It is because of my 
commitment to improving our class and 
the need for a dedicated senior leader 
that I am running for President of the 
Class of 2007. Though I have gotten the 
chance to meet most of you, I would 
like to help you get to know me better. I 
am from Milton, Massachusetts and 
currently live on Potter Street. I am a 
tour guide, a student ambassador for 
Alumni Relations, a BCNews sports- 
caster and a member of the football 
team and the Campus Activities Board. 
With my encouragement, our class sup- 
ported a Salvation Army family over the 
holidays, participated in Common Good 
Day and supported Solar Fest and the 
IronBear. Palso worked to bring you 
subsidized movie tickets, Pub nights, 
'07 T-shirts and Koozies, dorm pizza 
nights, '07 pride week, coupons to the 
Pub, Cafe and Polar Express, as well as 
the blenders, smoothies and George 
Foreman grills in the dining halls. While 
these additions and events were very 
successful, as seniors our needs and 
wants have matured and so too must the 
goals of the '07 officer team. This being 
our last year together, I aim to promote 
class unity through various events and 
activities. I will create an arena for sen- 
iors to meet on a weekly basis to enjoy 
the company of fellow classmates. 
Whether this means Wednesday nights 
at the Pub for discounted drafts or 
Sundays at the Cafe for free coffee is up 

to you. As President, I will look towards 
the best interests of our class as a whole, 
but will also cater to individual needs. I 
have overheard many of you talking 
about Senior Week and Graduation, 
and, while thankfully they are many 
months away, it is important that the '07 
officer team has a clear vision of what 
we want as a class for our senior spring. 
These events require much time and 
commitment in order to be successful. I 
believe that I am the right person to lead 
our Class and to assure that our final 
memories of Bowdoin are the best that 
they can be. In addition to teaming up 
with the other officers on these impor- 
tant events, I will work with Facilities to 
improve the parking situation on cam- 
pus. I will propose extended hours at 
the library and a class Casino Night, 
Also, through the A-Board, I want to 
bring more renowned bands to campus. 
As President, I will be able to achieve 
these goals because of my experience 
and my undivided dedication to our 
class. Thank you for giving me die 
opportunity to serve all of you during 
our first and sophomore years. Now let 
me help make this our best year yet! 
Best of luck to the other candidate. 

Please vote Jay Tansey for President 
of the Class of 2007. Dedication mat- 

Class of 2007 Vice President 

Jin Sun Rim 

My name is Jin Sun and I am running 
to be the Class of 2007 Vice President I 
bring experience in leadership as well as 
an excitement to make our final year 
especially memorable. As the leader in 
other student groups, such as KASA and 
the Peer Health Educator Program, I can 
assure that I will bring an element of 
surprise and quality to your class offi- 
cers. My ability to relate to people and 
hear their issues and wishes are ones 
that will contribute to the success of my 
position as your Vice President. • 

My enthusiasm and vision for senior 
year is one of unity, togetherness and 
passion. There are tilings that I have in 
mind to enhance your experience; from 
getting new Class of 2007 t-shirts to 
programming to bridge the classes at 
Bowdoin to senior nights at different 
bars in town. . . I want to assure you that 
I want this year to be fun, productive 
and memorable. My own desire for 
these will affect you when you vote for 
me to represent you. Together we can 
make this our best year yet. All I can 
say is CLASS OF 2007 LOVE. That is 
all. Thank you. 

Class of 2007 Community 
Service Officer 

Lisa Peterson 

I truly enjoyed serving as the Class of 
2007 Community Service Officer last 
year and am seeking re-election this year. 
I believe my strong community service 
background and previous officer experi- 
ence equip me for the position. Last year, 
I organized a Class of 2007 Service Day 
in the fall, creating service projects at 
local agencies for people to complete 
and reflect on. I also organized a class 
team for the Relay for Life in the spring 
as well as a class table for the Kids' Fair 
in May. Finally, I regularly publicized 
service opportunities being offered by 
the Community Service Resource 
Center, hoping to make volunteer proj- 
ects more accessible to everyone. My 
involvement in community service at 
Bowdoin spans from volunteering, 
interning at non-profits, coordinating the 
Community Immersion Pre-Orientation 
Trips, serving on the Common Good 
Grant Committee, and co-presiding over 
the Community Service Council. These 
experiences have given me an informed 
view on the nature of service work, both 
its rewards and challenges. If elected this 
year, I hope to collaborate with the other 
classes so that more can be accom- 
plished. I would like to have another 

service day for the class and sponsor 
additional service opportunities through- 
out the year. I consider Bowdoin *s com- 
mitment to public service to be one of its 
greatest merits and strive to get even 
more people involved in the community 
in some capacity. With only one year to 
go, anything that fosters cooperation 
between class members is valuable. 
Working toward a common goal, 
whether it is volunteering, a fundraising 
initiative, or increasing awareness of 
social issues, creates class unity. With 
such a diversity of needs in the commu- 
nity, it is nearly certain everyone can find 
something they feel passionate about and 
to which they would like to contribute*! 
would like to be able to furnish you all 
with these opportunities and more as 
your Class of 2007 Community Service 

Class of 2010 President 


I would like to thank everyone for 
supporting me in my campaign. My 
name is Ari Bittel. I come from the great 
diverse city of Miami, FL. I am running 
for class president of class of 2010 and 
seek to represent the ideals and beliefs 
of our class through my candidacy. I 
come from a diverse background, which 
is a key factor in representing our 
diverse population at Bowdoin. I would 
like to get the chance to become 
acquainted with the different issues 
amongst the members of our class. Also 
I would do my best to improve and 
embrace these issues. I am familiar with 
many of the issues that are going on at 
Bowdoin already since some of my 
family members came to Bowdoin and 
to this day remain rather active alumni 
of the school. I have had previous expe- 
rience in many leadership roles from 
putting together a fun filled Christmas 
celebration for underprivileged children 
in my neighborhood to organizing 
events such as concerts to relieve hurri- 
cane victims. Despite having fulfilled 
leadership positions I am also a very 
social student who can truly find out the 
issues of the students and best present 
them and solve them. I would like to 
represent my class of 2010 with the 
skills I have to offer by making campus 
a better learning environment and living 
environment for all. 

Lydia Deutsch 

If asked which I'd rather be, a title 
role or the second-in-command, I'd ask 
^as to which position was responsible for 
making the policies and setting the tone 
for the group, club, organization, 
embassy, etc., because that's the one I'd 
prefer. I'm not running for President for 
the title, I'm running because of the 
responsibility. We have so much that 
we can do! 

Were this a simple-plug, I would kx)k 
ask you to look at all the positions of 
leadership and responsibility that I have 
thrived in; I could bring up that I was 
Editor-in-Chief of my high school 
newspaper, and that I was president of 
my high school's Amnesty 
International chapter. I could go on 
about playing high school sports, 
singing in choirs, high school jobs or 
working as the assistant to the President 
of the American Bar Association in 
Hawaii, or interning for a District Court 
Judge. All the candidates will be listing 
attributes and achievements. 

And yet, we're all freshmen now, at 
the start of our college career and star- 
ing out at the horizon of our future at 
Bowdoin. Borrowing the words of Jack 
Sparrow, I will bring you that horizon. 

We are, according to all the data, the 
most qualified and competitive class 
yet. Let's make our presence known to 
this school and to each other. I have 
always been very outgoing, and pride 
myself on both being approachable and 
taking the initiative to approach others. 
It seems to surprise people, and I under- 

stand that it is uncommon to walk up to 
a group of strangers for the sole purpose 
of introducing myself. However, our 
class was designated as the class to 
bring back the "Bowdoin Hello", and 
who better to lead that class than some- 
one who can't help but greet everyone. 
In addition to being outgoing, I have the 
leadership abilities it is going to take to 
help unite this class and starting off our 
college years to be some of the best 
years of our lives. 

There's an inspirational quote that 
reminds us to "shoot for the moon, 
because even if you fall you'll still land 
among the stars." Vote for me, Lydia 
Deutsch, because I'll shoot for the 
moon, and together we'll all land on it! 

Alejandra Diaz 

Leadership is a concept of unity. 
Bowdoin College has a history in excel- 
lence, diversity, intellect and the pursuit 
of the same. Perhaps what makes 
Bowdoin a particular among the many 
institutions of higher learning — well 
apart from the food — is the manner in 
which it incorporates not only issues 
that affect our community but also the 
world, without neglecting the diversion 
of every day life. As president of the 
class of 2010 I seek to represent the 
ideals of our generation, of the promise 
we hold and which we will fulfill 
together. Growing up in Monterrey, 
Mexico and often living the dual life of 
moving from one country to the next, I 
have learned to hold on to my believes, 
and yet to integrate and mold to the new. 
Bowdoin culture nests the ability to 
embrace our differences while simulta- 
neously adapting to new ways of life. 
With this idea in mind, I yearn to 
include the many interests of our rich 
population, and to cater to the most 
remote of them to the best of my abili- 
ties. Being president is something many 
would consider a large task, intimidat- 
ing and perhaps overwhelming. 
I lowever I do not fear the position pri- 
marily because I am aware that I will 
not be alone, with the support of the 
class. I shall be the representation of a 
number exceeding 4(H) and yet truly 

Diego Rivera 

My name is Diego Rivera from 
Birmingham, Alabama. I decided to 
come to Bowdoin College to pursue an 
extraordinary liberal arts education that 
will make me a future leader. I believe 
that each and everyone of us have the 
potential to change the world as well as 
the lives of people around us in a posi- 
tive way. Coming from a family of 
Colombian refugees, I have learned to 
look at life from a different perspective. 
It is through these meditations that I 
have decided to run for the position of 
vice president of the class of 2010. 

I have been involved in student gov- 
ernment organizations for the past five 
years, in positions that have ranged 
from treasurer to class president. 1 am 
active member of the Alabama 
Democratic Party and the Hispanic 
Coalition of Alabama, were I previous- 
ly volunteered to participate in different 
community service activities in which I 
have acquired well founded leadership 
skills defending Civil Rights of diverse 
groups of individuals back in my home 
state. I feel that I have the potential and 
sufficient leadership skills to be able to 
represent the class of 2010. I have 
attended different leadership and diver- 
sity seminars around the country, were I 
have learned how to exploit my leader- 
ships skills and successfully apply them 
to different issues. Being the class vice 
president, I ought to represent each and 
everyone of the students in our class and 
promise to do my best to resolve differ- 
ent issues that we, together as a class, 
will face during the best years of our 
lives at Bowdoin. I know we this will be 
an exciting year for all of us and I would 

be delighted to represent the ideals and 
believes of the class of 20 1 0. 

Another very important aspect that 
influenced me to run fortthis position is 
that I am planning to be a Government 
and Legal Studies major, and being the 
class vice president will be a great expe- 
rience in the pursuit of my future career. 

I would like to thank everyone for 
their support in my campaign and 
remember to vote Diego Rivera for 
class vice president! 

Class of 2010 Treasurer 

I a ton mi at ta Kunjo 

Vote for me to be your treasurer. As * 
your treasurer, I will develop and main- 
tain an effective cash management pro- 
gram to ensure that Bowdoin class of 
2010's funds are invested safely and 
economically in enthusiastic and charis- 
matic activities to the maximum extent 
possible with the constraints of the 
College's investment policies. And most 
importantly, I shall develop and main- 
tain the Class's financial accounting 
system to properly account for the 
receipt and expenditure of all funds and 
to report operating results to administra- 
tion and necessary agencies. I look for- 
ward to serving you. Thank you! 

Class of 2010 Representative 

Ken Forbringer 

Hi, I'm Keri Forbringer and I would 
love to represent the Freshman Class as 
a member of the Bowdoin Student 
Government. As a Representative to the 
Class of 2010, my most important job 
would be to communicate your ideas to 
the Sutdent Government— something 
that I would be very good at. I am 
approachable and accessible, and 
always ready to listen to new ideas. 
This is a job that I would take most seri- 
ously: 1 listening and helping get things 
accomplishments. As student body 
president back in high school, my 
biggest accomplishment was strength- 
ening the school as a community. I think 
this is an essential goal here at Bowdoin. 
too: becoming more involved and unit- 
ed as both a class and as new members 
of the college. We could do this, for 
instance, by promoting activities and 
events together, such as movie nights, 
parties, or games. I am passionate, 
experienced, and motivated, and ready t 
to do whatever it takes to get your ideas 
implemented. So vote for me, Keri 

Bryce Spalding 

Class of 2010: My name is Bryce 
Spalding and I am running for the posi- 
tion of Class Representative. I realize 
that many of you probably do not know 
who I am and I do not know everyone in 
the class It is my hope that over the 
course of our first year here at Bowdoin 
that I will have the opportunity to meet 
each member of the Class of 2010. 1 am 
running for class representative because 
I want to be able to voice the concerns 
and wishes of our class to the Bowdoin 
Student Government, a place where 
such concerns and wishes will be 
addressed. I believe I have the expert- 
ence to be this voice. I participated in 
Student Government throughout High 
School, and last year I was Student 
Body President While experience is , 
crucial, determination, hard-work, and 
commitment are key. I will bring all of 
these attributes to the role of class repre- 
sentative. I look forward to meeting 
more of you in the following days and if 
you have any concerns or questions of 
me feel free to e-mail, facebook, or call 
me. So on the 13th/14th vote for me 
Bryce Spalding, 2010 Class 

Statements have printed as 
received by the Orient. Other candi- 
dates did not submit statements with- 
in required guidelines. Ibting will 
take place Wednesday and Thursday. 





Common Hour with 
Professor Paul Franco 

Government professor and published 
author Paul Franco will give the Karofsky 

Faculty Encore Lecture. 

Visual Arts center. 

Kresge Auditorium. 

12:30 p.m. 

Back to school concert 

Rock out to tunes by Oh No! Oh My!, a 

group from Austin, Texas. They will be 

accompanied by The Hay Jobs, tour 

Bowdoin students who describe their 

sound as "deep-space passion-rock." 
Smith Union. Morrell Lounge. 

9 P.M. 


LaRiche & Company 

Come relax to this oboe, cello, harpsicord trio. 

They will perform famous works of the 18th 

century, including those of Vivaldi. Join the 

trio for a brief lecture prior to the concert. 

Bowdoin Chapel, 
3 -4:30 p.m. 

A cappella concert 

Enjoy performances by all six Bowdoin 

a cappella groups: Bellamatia, Boka, 

Longfellows, Meddies, Miscellania, 

and Ursus Versus. A chance for 

new students to preview the various 

groups prior to auditions. 

Bowdoin Chapel. 

7 p.m. 

September 8-14 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Seniors Charlie Johnson, Jordan Krechmer, and DeRay Mckesson dress to impress at the annual Lobster Bake. 


Sunday Mass 

Bowdoin Chapel, 
9 p.m. 


Parking open forum 

Students are welcome to attend a forum on 

the new parking policy led by Director of 

Safety and Security Randy Nichols. 

lamarche Gallery, Smith Union, 

~ 7 P.M. 


Movie on the Dudley Coe Quad 

"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," 

courtesy of the Bowdoin Film Society. 

Dudley Coe Quad, 

8 P.M. 


Pat LaMarche 

Green Party candidate for governor will 
speak to the community on issues such as 

war, poverty, and women in politics. 
Cram Alumni Barn. Federal Street. 
7 p.m. J 

"A Year Later..." 

Elizabeth White's documentary on those 

affected by the wrath of Hurricane Katrina 

MacMillan House, 

7 P.M. 


Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
Residential Life staffers and home affiliates take a break from first-year move-in on the morning of Orientation's kickoft. 


American Indian 
Higher Education 

Lecture by AIHEC Executive Director 

Gerald Gipp. Discussion to follow. 

Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall 

4 - 6:30 p.m 



Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

September 15, 2006 
Volume CXXXV1, Number 2 

could hurt 

Political leaders say Green 

could have Nader effect 

in November election 

by Nat Herz 
Orient Staff 

Green Party gubernatorial can- 
didate Pat LaMarche spoke at I 
Bowdoin on Wednesday night, as 
the Bowdoin College Democrats 
(BCD) warned that she might 
draw potential voters away from 
Gov. John Baldacci, who is cam- 
paigning for re-election. 

In an open letter to "those who 
are bringing Pat LaMarche to 
campus," co-presidents Tom 
Rodrigues '06 and Charlie 
Ticotsky '07 warned that "the 
latest polls indicate that the elec- 
tion will be a close one," and 
that "LaMarche has no chance of 
winning but could tip the elec- 
tion to Republican Chandler 

LaMarche was brought to 
Bowdoin by Bowdoin Students 
for Peace (BSP), the Bowdoin 
Democratic Left, and the 
Bowdoin Women's Association. 

At the end of the letter, 
Rodrigues and Ticotsky cite the 
2000 Gore-Bush-Nader presi- 
dential contest as an example of 
how third-party candidates can 
impact elections, and said that 

Please see LAMARCHE, page 2 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Jeff Bush '10 relaxes in the newly renovated Hyde Hall common room. Renovations on Hyde and 
Appleton were completed this summer, and the dorms reopened this fall after a year of work. 

New dorms get high marks 

by Adam Kommel 
Orient Staff 

i Bowdoin 's first years are 
impressed by newly renovated Hyde 
and Appleton dorms. 

The renovated dorms break the 
mold of first-year triples and dou- 
bles, instead consisting almost 
exclusively of quads. 

"It's a lot easier to find someone 
you can get along with," said Hyde 
resident Raya Gabry '10. 

"This is a lot nicer than Maine and 
Winthrop. I really like the quads... 
they're very spacious," said 
Alexandra Hyde '10, who lives in 

Appleton. "I like the setup of two 
double rooms. I like the study 

Director of Residential Life Kim 
Pacelli agrees that the renovations 
were a success. 

"I'm very pleased with how the 
buildings turned out," said Pacelli. 
"They seem much more spacious 
and light-filled, and from what I hear 
from proctors, seem to be effective 
at fostering a more communal sense 
among proctor groups because stu- 
dents see each other more often." 

"Not many other freshman dorms 
in other schools could fit three 
couches, a TV, and a couple of desks 

in just their common rooms," said 
first-year Appleton resident Cliff 

The current renovations of Moore 
and Coleman should be finished near 
the end of November, according to 
Pacelli. When the second semester 
begins, Maine's current residents will 
move into Moore, while Winthrop's 
will move into Coleman. Maine and 
Winthrop's renovations are sched- 
uled to begin after the students move 
out and will be finished in time for 
the arrival of the Class of 20 1 1 . 

The renovations also mean 

Please see DORMS, page 4 




Parking report released; 

Security plans to crack 

down on scofflaws 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

Bowdoin students now have rea- 
son to think twice before parking 
in the admissions lot when they're 
running late for class. 

Following the recommendations 
of a private parking consultant, 
Bowdoin Security is cracking 
down on parking enforcement this 
year to help alleviate the parking 

One of the changes to Security's 
parking policies most directly 
affecting students is increased 
consequences of receiving too 
many parking tickets. While offi- 
cial policy called for the revoca- 
tion of parking privileges after six 
or more parking tickets,, students 
could accumulate a large number 
of parking tickets — one student 
last year received 1 5— without any 
disciplinary action or having their 
vehicle towed. 

Under the new ticketing policy, 
students can receive up to three 
$25 parking tickets or warnings 
without risk of further penalty. 
Upon obtaining the fourth ticket, 
the fee is doubled and the student's 
car will be towed for a charge of 

Please see PARKING page 2 

Mckesson sweeps 2007 

by Chris Marotta 
Staff Writer 

The results of the Class of 2007 and 
Class of 20 1 elections are in, and DeRay 
Mckesson '07, who has served as Class 
of 2007 president twice in the past 
secured another year in the post with his 
201-89 victory against Jay Tansey '07 
Mckesson will also begin his second- 
straight year as president of Bowdoin 
Student Government, a position he was 
elected to in April. 

For Mckesson, the election was not an 
easy one, as he was forbidden from self- 
campaigning after being designated a 
college resource in his role as BSG pres- 
ident. Last year, he was disqualified in 
last year's election for endorsing a vice- 
presidential candidate. 


"It was a stressful election," said 
Mckesson, "This was the only election I 
knew going in I couldn't talk about my 

This year, Mckesson also encountered 
different controversy as some questioned 
his ability to hold both a role as Class of 
2007 president and BSG president. 

"I'll be spending a lot of time on both," 
said Mckesson. "Neither is more impor- 
tant than the other." 

Now elected, Mckesson has big plans 
for the year. Among other programs, 
Mckesson looks forward to creating 
"healthy tension" on world issues, 
preparing the Class of 2007 for life 
beyond Bowdoin, and engaging the rest 
of the campus as a class. 

Please see BSQ page 4 

Shain wants friendly admissions 



Willy Oppenheim '09 

shows o{f his single: a tent 

in a professor's back yard 

Page 5 

by Beth Kowitt 

and Bobby Guerette 

Orient Staff 

Bill Shain gives out lots of bad 
news — but that doesn't- mean he 
likes doing it. 

"We're going to turn down proba- 
bly fairly quickly more than SO per- 
cent of the people we meet," said 
Bowdoin 's new dean of admissions. 
"That doesn't mean the journey has 
to be obnoxious." 

On Shain's list of top priorities as 
he enters his new post after leaving 
the equivalent position at Vandcrbilt 
University is to establish an admis- 
sions process that "treats people 

"One of the things I'm really con- 
cerned with is the high level of serv- 
ice to families and students," he 
said. "I would like to do everything 
we can to make our process one that 
people enjoy whether or not they get 

Shain said that he has come into a 
strong office that functions well, but 
he plans to make sure the office 
responds quickly to email and phone 
calls, wants to get acceptance letters 
out earlier than in the past, and has 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

New Dean of Admissions Bill Shain poses in his office. Shain says that 

he hopes to get acceptance letters sent out earlier than in the past. 

given admissions officers their own 
recruitment areas. Shain himself 
will keep a territory, including parts 
of metropolitan New York. 

"One of the things about having a 
territory is that there will be people 
with whom I'll already have a rela- 
tionship and some students I can fol- 
low through," he said. "I'll have to 
know everything about how [the 

recruitment process works] because 
if you don't have to do it, you don't 
learn it." 

Yet Shain is concerned with the 
trickle-down effect of providing a 
certain level of recruitment: receiv- 
ing more applications. 

"I'm the only dean of admissions 

Please see SHAIN, page 2 




Under new parking policy, cars towed after three violations 

PARKING fmm page I 

$50. After six violations, the stu- 
dent's parking privilege is revoked 
and he or she is reported to the 
dean of student affairs. 

Students cars will also be ticket- 
ed and towed if they park in 
marked "no parking" areas, such as 
fire lanes and emergency access 
areas. The fine lor parking in a dis- 
abled-person space is still $200, to 
be enforced by the Brunswick 

Because of the increased seven- 
is of the new policy, there is a two 
ami a half week "courtesy warn- 
ing" window, which started August 
2 l > and ends September 17, in 
which students vmII not be ticketed 
or fined hut receive a warning 
card I he warnings do not con- 
tribute to the three allowed warn- 
ings oi tickets before a towing and 
increased line 

I he idea behind the courtesy 
window was to "roll out the new 
policy gradually" by informing the 
community before penalizing 
them, and .is a result of the infor- 
mational period, "we expect to tow 
very few vehicles." said Director 
of Safety and Security Randy 

I he efforts are part of a larger 
campaign to increase the amount 
of \isitor parking on campus 
Currently, visitors are allowed to 
park in any dark blue (faculty and 
staff) decal lot During workday 
hours, these lots are often full of 
faculty and staff vehicles, leaving 
visitors to scramble for the few 
public parking spots on the street. 
Day-to-day parking problems are 
exacerbated during sporting or 
campus events, when the influx of 
visitors forces faculty and staff out 
of their designated lots. 

Last winter the College brought in 

Walker Parking Consultants, die 
world's largest parking consulting 
firm, to assess the situation. The 
decision to do so came two years 
after the writing of a strategic master 
plan for the College, which contained 
recommendations for the physical 
campus in the year 20 1 0, but did not 
address the issue of parking. 

"bach time we approached the 
town and neighbors with a new 
building project, they would ask 
us, 'What is your parking plan?' So 
it seemed prudent to develop an 
overall parking plan along side the 
campus plan, and to bring in some 
parking experts to help," said 
Senior Vice President for Finance 
and Administration & Treasurer 
Katy Longley. 

Over the course of January and 
February 2006, Walker Parking 
Consultants spent two weeks on 
campus surveying the parking situ- 
ation. The company found that the 
current parking capacity on cam- 
pus was inadequate, and that 
"reliance on public spots [i.e. Park 
Row, Bath Road] is 'real.'" 

New lots have been proposed for 
Farley Field House, as well as a 
temporary lot to take the place of 
the soon-to-be demolished Dayton 
Arena. The addition of these two 
new parking lots, scheduled to be 
completed by the fall of 2008, will 
provide 5oN parking spaces, a sta- 
tistic that led Walker to conclude 
that "with the proposed additional 
parking capacity at Farley, 
improved utilization and better 
enforcement, there is adequate 
parking capacity on campus." 

Other short-term initiatives rec- 
ommended by Walker to alleviate 
the parking crunch in the short 
term, which are reflected in 
Bowdoin Security's new parking 
policies for the academic year, 
include increased signage in park- 

ing areas, as well as larger and 
more colorful parking decals on 
registered cars. 

Longley viewed the increased 
visibility of parking signs as a way 
to better inform visitors of the 
parking regulations on campus. 

"Better signage will help every- 
one who comes to Bowdoin. No 
one from the outside knows what a 
'blue lot' means, and many of our 
signs are inconsistent," Longley 
said. "Last year we installed new 
directional signs around the 
perimeter of the campus and we've 
been told the signs have helped 
improve navigation." 

The design of this year's decals 
came from Walker's recommenda- 
tion that enforcement should be 
stepped up to keep students from 
parking in visitor or faculty and 
staff lots, thereby further reducing 
the amount of spaces available to 
those members of the community. 

With brighter, larger decals, "it 
is clear to the entire community 
what the stickers mean and how to 
read them. This allows us to 
achieve a higher level of compli- 
ance," said Nichols. Students also 
are only assigned to one lot, as 
opposed to last year, when more 
than one lot bore the same color 
parking decal. 

Further short-term suggestions 
include a Zip Car-type car-sharing 
service and a promotion of alterna- 
tives to driving around campus, 
such as improved lighting, better 
snow and ice removal from path- 
ways, paving, and the installation 
of security call boxes. 

In the long term. Walker sug- 
gested the creation of a culture that 
depended less on cars for trans- 
portation around campus, and more 
on supporting "longer walks and 
designated parking for students 
and staff." 

College Democrats hope to collaborate with groups on 'common goals' 

LAMARCHE, from page I 

they "hope to collaborate on our 
common goals for the fall." 

In an interview with the Orient, 
LaMarche said that she held no 
more common goals with Baldacci 
than with Woodcock. 

"I know one thing. The things 
that I believe in I'll fight for no 
matter what," LaMarche said. 
"There are certainly things 1 agree 
with Woodcock on better than 1 
agree with Baldacci... he's much 
more environmentally concerned 
than Baldacci is... What we know 
from the polling we've done is that 
the people of Maine agree with me 
more than they agree with anybody 

"We're not getting the kind of 
things this country needs because 
we're pandering to people who 
threaten to be a little bit worse or a 
little bit better," she said. 

LaMarche, who also ran for 
vice president on David Cobb's 
ticket in 2004, is focusing on low- 
ering taxes and creating new jobs 
through her universal health care 
plan, and also said that she want- 
ed to use Maine's water extrac- 
tion fee to help students pay for 

Sam Minot '08, co-chair of the 
Bowdoin Democratic Left, said that 
he would support LaMarche as long 
as doing so wouldn't allow 
Woodcock to win. 

"If, in campaigning for a third- 
party candidate, I felt that... that 
would be putting us at risk for 
handing the election to the 
Republican candidate . . . then I 
would be reticent to do so," Minot 

"We're not getting the kind of things this country 
needs because we're pandering to people who threat- 
en to be a little bit worse or a little bit better." 

Pat LaMarche 
Green Party gubernatorial candidate 

said. "I think personally and our 
group thinks that it's important that 
Woodcock is not elected." 

However, Minot stressed that not 
every Democratic candidate is bet- 
ter than every Republican candi- 
date, and that part of being a pro- 
gressive is evaluating each candi- 
date individually. 

Merry Segal '08, co-chair of 
Bowdoin Students for Peace, said 
that although her group helped 
bring LaMarche to Bowdoin, they 
are not endorsing her for governor. 

"Our group is definitely not 
endorsing her... she approached us 
and we asked her to come partly 
because of common ground on 

Segal said that BSP would con- 
tinue to work with the College 

"We certainly do believe that 
there are common goals and we 
work with them [BCD] on many 
campaigns. We definitely... support 
the work that they're doing," she 

DcAlva Stanwood Alexander 
Professor of Government Christian 
P. Potholm, who also works as a 
consultant for the Baldacci cam- 
paign, said that LaMarche "has an 

uphill battle." 

"For any independent to suc- 
ceed, both the Republicans and the 
Democrats have to nominate can- 
didates who are for one reason or 
another not really appealing to 
their own party... In this case, I 
think the party apparatus is very 
strong for Woodcock, and the 
Democratic Party apparatus is 
very strong for a sitting governor 
and all die patronage he has," he 

"However, for a Green. ..were she 
to get 20% of the vote, that would 
be a spectacular success and that 
would really boost the whole Green 
Party," he added. 

According to Minot, a number of 
progressive groups on campus will 
be meeting with the BCD this 
weekend to coordinate actions 
around a referendum, the 
Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. 

"That is definitely one of the 
common goals we share among 
many," Minot said. 

"I think it's very important for 
everyone on the left to work 
together... towards common goals, 
and we always room have room 
for improvement in that regard," 
he said. ..- 

Shain anticipates no changes to early 
admissions policy ( at present time* • 

SHAIN, from page I 

that I know that worries constantly 
about if it's going to be harder, much 
harder to get in here, because who 
wants to spend all winter turning 
down 85 percent of the likeable 
young people that you meet," said 
Shain. "I really believe that the 
potential to have an admit rate below 
15 percent here is very real. I'm not 
sure I like it. I'm not sure you can 
control it." 

However, Shain said the single 
thing he most wants to do at 
Bowdoin is attract the best minds the 
College can find. 

"Admissions at its most exciting 
can really enhance the classroom," 
said Shain. "It's a new challenge for 
me because I'm coming to a place 
that's much more actualized than 
any place I've worked since 
Princeton. You're already starting 
with a very good campus with very 
bright students. Where do we go 
from here? But it would be whatever 
would make the classroom more 

Shain said the admissions office 
and the faculty committee on admis- 
sions are planning on having a dia- 
logue about the types of students 
who make the classroom more 

"You know the people who make 
a classroom more interesting for 
you, and you also know the people 
who make the classroom more 
annoying. But there are some people 
whose comments in a classroom can 
be hugely useful to everybody in it. 
It would be nice to be able to find 
those more," said Shain. "How you 
get to know that through an admis- 
sions process is a challenge." 

Enhancing what Shain called 
Bowdoin 's "traditions of diversity" 
is also on his agenda, especially 
diversity of background and ethnici- 
ty. He'd like to see Bowdoin become 
a model nationally. 

"I would think what you would 
really want is diversity of perspec- 
tive so you have people who think 
differently than you do," he said. 
"And with 1,700 bodies on campus 
how many different ways of being 
can we get? You don't admit some- 
body because they're different. You 
admit someone because they're 
qualified and because their whole 
person seems to fit in with what 
we're trying to do here." 

Shain said that instead of focusing 
on what makes up the ideal student, 
the real question to ask is what 
makes up the ideal class. Yet, he also 
believes it is essential to keep admis- 
sions focused on people rather than 
symbols. r 

"Every file is a person and every 
person is an individual," he said. 
"You try to see them in context and 
figure out what's there, and of 
course it requires wisdom that 
nobody has." 

"You admit someone 
because they're quali- 
fied and because their 
whole person seems to 
fit in with what we're 
trying to do here." 

Bill Shain 
Dean of Admissions 

The announcement on Tuesday of 
Harvard's plan to end early admis- 
sions, citing that it puts minority and 
low-income students at a disadvantage, 
has the potential to put Bowdoin 's and 
other admissions offices around the 
country in the spotlight. 

A record proportion of this year's 
entering Bowdoin class was admit- 
ted on early admission. 

Shain said in a follow-up email on 
Wednesday that it's not early deci- 
sion itself that's the issue but "it is a 
problem when there is dispropor- 
tionate tilt towards candidates who 
apply early." 

"If your class is not excessively 
filled through early decision, there 
are ample slots available for students 
whose families were unaware of 
early decision, and, indeed, the 
diversity (economic, ethnic, geo- 
graphical) of our entering class 
leaves me comfortable that we are 
responsive to families in the full 
range of socio-economic circum- 
stances," he wrote. 

He added that while early deci- 
sion will always be a topic of dis- 
cussion at Bowdoin, he did not 
anticipate any changes "at the pres- 
ent time." 

Shain said he does not foresee 
any changes to Bowdoin 's commit- 
ment to "a Maine presence," and 
that Bowdoin wants to keep its in- 
state composition at over 10 per- 
cent. However, he noted that a chal- 
lenges to doing so are Maine's 
declining population and the state's 
high schools that have trouble com- 
peting with big-city suburban high 

"You might be a strong candidate 
from Maine with a very different 
testing pattern — though tests are 
optional — than you would from 
other places," said Shain, "but here 
do fairly well — though maybe not 
freshman year — as you adjust to a 
very different pace of academics." 

In discussing the role of athletics 
and legacy in the admissions 
process, Shain said academics take 
precedence, noting that "what's real- 
ly important is that somebody with 
athletic skill be primarily a student," 
and that "we don't admit anyone 
because of who their parents are." 

17 Bowdoin Alumni are serving around the globe in 
Botswana, Peru, Kyrgyz Republic, Panama and Mali. 
You can join them... 

Peace Corps Info. Session 
Tuesday, September 26th 
7:00 pm 

Lancaster Lounge, 
Moulton Union 

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Public wireless back on track 

Wiretapping issue resolved; town councilor expresses concerns over costs 

by Will Jacob 
Orient Staff 

After resolving a series of technical 
and logistical issues, tile College is 
now finalizing plans to extend its wire- 
less network into downtown 
Brunswick. Students and faculty will 
have access to the network along 
Maine Street indefinitely, while 
Brunswick residents will be able to use 
the wireless Internet during a free two- 
month trial period 

"Originally, we wanted to link Fort 
Andross with the College using our 
wireless network through Brunswick," 
said Chief Information Officer Mitch 
Davis. "Even if Brunswick doesn't 
want the wireless after two months, the 
network will still be there for Bowdoin 
students to use." 

Early last spring, Bowdoin devel- 
oped a plan with local Internet service 
provider Great Works Internet (GWI) 
to extend its wireless network into 
downtown Brunswick for students, 
faculty, and town residents. GWI was 
interested in developing pilot projects 
for wireless Internet in Maine towns, 
including Brunswick. 

However, a few problems impeded 
its progress, including a need to access 
the power poles in town to hook up the 
new wireless access points. A bigger 
issue was the Federal Communications 
Commission's "Communications 
Assistance for Law Enforcement Act" 
(CALEA). Initially created to allow 
phone tapping by law enforcement if 
necessary, the regulation was revised 
and now applies to Internet networks 
as well. 

Davis was concerned about opening 
a private network to the public and was 
unsure how the new CALEA regula- 
tions would affect Bowdoin 's standing 
with the law. Now, Davis said, there * 
shouldn't be a problem with the law as 
long as GWI is the Internet service 
provider (ISP), and not the College. 

In addition, Davis said he has since 
talked with officials and gained access 
to the Verizon, Brunswick, and Central 
Maine Power (CMP) power poles, if 

Bowdoin 's Manager of Network 
Operations Jason Lavoie said the wire- 
less network, using new "mesh" tech- 
nology, will consist of six wireless 
access points attached to power poles 
along Maine Street in Brunswick. 
Lavoie described the network as a rel- 
atively simple extension when com- 
pared to the 195 access points already 
on campus. 

"Is this going to disrupt the town or the business 
model we have already worked to provide?" 

Ryan Ewing 
Town Councilor 

During the two months Brunswick 
residents will be able to access the net- 
work, GWI hopes to collect general 
information about its users: who's 
using it, where, for what services. 
With these data, GWI will be able to 
propose options for continued service 
to Brunswick or other municipalities. 

If Brunswick wants to continue 
using the network, they can also 
expand it. "With this technology, in the 
future it may be feasible to link the net- 
work to more local businesses or 
restaurants, such as the Sea Dog 
Brewing Co. on the river," said Lavoie. 
"It will all depend on the success of the 
network in town and how it is later 

Town Councilor Ryan Ewing said 
that he supports wireless Internet in 
town, but needs to explore the 

"As a councilor, of course I want 
to provide whatever services I can to 
residents. I definitely want this to 
happen for Brunswick— it's a great 
amenity to offer as an incentive to 
move and start businesses here — but 
I have a few concerns," said Ewing. 
"Is this going to disrupt the town or 
the business model we have already 
worked to provide?" 

Currently, Verizon wi-fi is available 
to local businesses and area hot-spots, 
such as the Little Dog Coffee Shop and 
the Bohemian Coffee House. Ewing 
said that it seems fair that the wireless 
Internet should encompass all of 
Brunswick, citing other towns in 
Maine with similar setups, such as 
Waterville, Bar Harbor, and Bangor. 

"If this becomes a paid luxury item 
that the whole town won't even have 
access to, then we need to prioritize. 
We're still trying to cut taxes and build 
up some infrastructure, such as the 
sidewalks for the town," said Ewing. 

Davis insisted that implementing the 
system in Brunswick is not going to 
cost the town anything, nor is it any 
sort of a definite commitment. He said 
that once the trial period is over, there 
is no obligation to continue with GWI. 
Also, Bowdoin 's network would not 
interfere with any options later pursued 
by Brunswick. 

Paul Harrison, owner of The Little 
Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick, offers 
tree wireless Internet to patrons. He 
said people come in to use the Internet 
"all the time," and thinks it would be a 
positive thing for the rest of downtown 
to have wireless, too. 

"When people look for a town to 
start a business or move into, the great 
college helps, as do any extra ameni- 
ties," said Harrison. 

"If the wireless was already there, 
then it's just one more selling point for 
someone to start a new business," he 

There is still some planning left to 
do for the network and access point 
sites are being tested to see what works 
best. Bowdoin will have to confirm 
plans with the town of Brunswick, but 
Davis and Lavoie said downtown resi- 
dents are excited about it. 

"You can't please everybody if you 
want to start something new," said 

"You look for something that's a 
smart use and has a lot of potential, and 
then it grows from there." 

College to install 

printers in 


Contrary to rumors, 

IT will not charge 

students for printing 

by Gemma Leghorn 
Orient Staff 

Students will no longer need to 
make the trip to Hawthorne- 
Longfellow library to print out 
papers. Information Technology 
(IT) has begun. the process of 
adding printers to dorms, college 
houses, and other locations. 

Currently there are five public 
locations where students can print 
on campus. By the end of the 
school year, however, students 
will likely be able to print for free 
from common spaces in their 

Before IT can install more 
printers around campus, it needs 
to collect more information 
about the usage of each machine. 
Because Bowdoin plans to pay 
for all the necessary supplies, IT 
will log data to track how much 
paper, toner, and other general 
maintenance is needed for each 

After IT has determined how 
much each printer is used, it will 
buy the necessary supplies and 
distribute them appropriately. A 

trial run is set to begin within the 
next few weeks, though a location 
has not yet been specified. 

According to Chief Information 
Officer Mitch Davis, since only a 
couple of the public printers are 
accessible 24 hours a day, a readi- 
ly accessible printer would make a 
huge difference for students fin- 
ishing up a paper in their rooms 
late at night. Instead of walking 
back to the library, the farthest 
they would have to walk would be 
the dorm next door. - 

There will be no charge for 
printing from any of the new loca- 
tions, just as there is no charge 
now for printing on campus. 
Although this year students are 
asked to swipe their cards when 
printing, this system is only for 
tracking and does not actually cost 
students money. There is technical- 
ly only enough money on each stu- 
dent's balance for a limited number 
of pages per semester. However, 
Rebecca Sandlin, the executive 
director of consulting and support 
for IT, assured that if students 
exceed that amount, they "will still 
be able to print and will not be 

Davis added that requiring a 
card swipe cuts down on the 
amount of wasted paper, in accord 
with Bowdoin's "green" policies. 

Cell phone tower to be installed on Coles 

by Nat Herz 

Orient Staff 

Students apprehensive about 
having to brave Maine winters 
now have one less reason to 
worry. A new arrangement with 
Cingular means that by the end 
of this month, students should 
get cell phone service in their 

According to Chief Information 
Officer Mitch Davis, the CIO advi- 
sory council, a student group estab- 
lished by the BSG to express stu- 
dent concerns over technology, 
identified poor campus cell phone 
service as a problem. Davis and IT 
responded by making a deal with 
Cingular that allows the company 
to install a cell phone tower on 
Coles Tower. 

As part of the deal, students will 

not only receive better cell phone 
service, but Bowdoin will also be 
paid $24,000 a year, with that 
amount increasing 3 to 4 percent a 
year by Cingular, said Davis. 

"We're providing a service to 
them," he said. 

Additionally, Cingular will be 
installing devices called "trickle 
antenna'" in individual dorms if 
reception is still not available in 
dorms after the installation of the 

Davis said that he also contacted 
Verizon about installing a tower, 
but that the company responded 
that their coverage in the area was 
already sufficient. 

An informal survey of students 
confirmed that while Verizon's 
service may be adequate, 
Cingular's is lacking. 

"Verizon I think is the best around 

here," said Alex Weaver '07. 

"I'm in Pine Street, which is I 
guess kind of notorious for having 
bad cell phone service, but mine is 
fine," he said. 

"If anybody needed to put up a 
tower it would be Cingular. My 
roommate has Cingular and he has 
miserable service," he said. 

Rutledge Long '10, Who has 
Cingular, agreed. 

"There's one spot on my hall, but 
if anyone's talking you can't hear 
anything," he said. 

"It's not like I'm psyched about 
[the cell phone tower]... it's like a 
'why wasn't it here in the first 
place' kind of thing... 1 switched 
my cell phone service from Sprint 
to Cingular over the summer 
because they said they recommend- 
ed Cingular and then I got here and 
I was like, 'huh, guess not'." 

Thursday, September 7 

•Bowdoin Security and 
Brunswick Police responded to a 
property damage motor vehicle acci- 
dent involving two staff members' 
vehicles in the Russwurm parking 

Friday, September 8 

•A first-year student was cited for 
consuming alcohol at Jack Magee's 

•A sophomore was cited for con- 
suming alcohol at Jack Magee's 

•A sophomore was cited for con- 
suming alcohol at Jack Magee's Pub 
and for presenting a false identifica- 
tion card. (The above alcohol policy 
violations were referred to the Dean 
of Student Affairs.) 

NOTE: Jack Magee's Pub is a 
state-licensed establishment and is 
subject to strict oversight by the 
Maine Department of Safety's 
Licensing and Inspection Unit to 
ensure compliance with Maine 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 9/7 to 9/13 

Liquor and Liability Laws. No 
licensee shall permit consumption of 
liquor on licensed premises by 
minors (under age 2 1 ) or persons vis- 
ibly intoxicated. Please help Jack 
Magee's Pub protect its liquor 
license by abiding by Maine liquor 
laws and college policy. 

•Damage to a refrigerator door han- 
dle was reported at the Bowdoin 
Express convenience store. 

•Brunswick Police arrested a 
female student for drunk driving on 
Whittier Street. 

Saturday, September 9 

•Shortly after midnight a student 
reported that a female student was 
lying on the ground near Park Row. 
Security officers located the student, 
who was intoxicated, and called 
Brunswick Rescue for transport to 
Parkview Hospital. 

•A Security officer on patrol discov- 
ered vandalism to a blue light emer- 

gency phone near Pickard Theater. 

•The alarm at the TD Banknorth 
ATM at Smith Union was activated. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, September 10 

•A male student at Howard Hall suf- 
fering from abdominal distress was 
transported to Parkview Hospital by 
Brunswick Rescue. 

•A mother called Security for assis- 
tance in locating her daughter who 
was staying with a friend on campus. 

•A student reported that a visiting 
friend's car parked on Harpswell Road 
was sides wiped at 2:30 a.m. 

•Security responded to a loud noise 
complaint involving a student gather- 
ing at 10 Cleaveland Street 

Monday, September 1 1 

•A student reported that her bicycle 
was stolen from the north side of 
Moulton Union between 6: 15 and 6:30 
p.m. The bicycle was left unlocked 
and leaning against a tree. It is 

described as a tan 1954 Sears Free 
Spirit woman's 10-speed with a brown 
leather seat, college registration num- 
ber 02392. 

Tuesday, September 12 

•A false fire alarm at Quinby House 
was caused by a malfunctioning 
smoke detector. 

•An abandoned, unregistered bicy- 
cle found at Smith Union was placed 
in secure storage. The bike is a silver 
men's Mt. Fury Roadmaster. The 
owner should contact Security at 

Wednesday, September 13 

•A fire alarm at Brunswick 
Apartment Q was activated by a stu- 
dent frying food. 

•A student reported some of her 
laundry missing from the Maine Hall 
laundry room. The missing items are 
three purple and pink striped Pottery 
Bam towels and a pair of white, blue 
and green pajama pants. 

The Safe Ride student van serv- 
ice is fully operational and avail- 
able seven days a week from 5 p.m. 
to 3 a.m. Safe Ride provides trans- 
portation to Bowdoin facilities and 
off-campus student housing in 
close proximity to the main cam- 
pus. To request a Safe Ride call 
725-3337 or Ext. 3337. 

Listen! - The Safety and Security 
Show on WBOR 91.1 FM is back 
on the air for a second fabulous 
season. Tune in Thursdays from 4- 
6 p.m. for good music, entertaining 
guests, and "subliminal" safety 

And finally, DID YOU KNOW 
that Maine has a zero-tolerance 
Teen OUI law? Any driver under 
21 who operates or attempts to 
operate a motor vehicle with any 
alcohol in their blood will have 
their license suspended for a mini- 
mum of ONE YEAR. 

— Compiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Security. 




Renovations mean new affiliations 

DORMS, from page 1 

revised house affiliations Hyde Hall 
is now affiliated with Quinby House, 
Appleton Hall with Baxter House, 
Winthrop/Colcman Halls with 
MacMillan House, Maine/Moore 
Halls with Helmrcich House, last 
Hall with Ladd House, and West Hall 
with Howell House 

Director of Residential Life Kim 
Pacelli explained why Howell, the 
chem-frcc social house, which has 
traditionally been affiliated with 
Hyde, is now affiliated with West 

"It became clear as the (lass of 
'10 requests came in over the sum- 
mer that Hyde, which only has about 
70 spaces, wasn't going to be big 
enough." she said. "That's when we 
made the decision to use a bigger 
building for chem-frcc this year " 

After the last round of first-year 
dorm renovations arc finished, 
school officials will have to decide 
what to do with the newly construct- 
ed Elast and West Halls 

"It's too soon to tell yet how exact- 
ly we'll use East and West for the 
next academic year," said Pacelli. 
"There's a bit of a false rumor circu- 

lating that those buildings will be 
completely upper-class housing. If 
that were true, there wouldn't be 
enough first-year housing. That said, 
T expect we'll have some of spaces in 
first-year buildings available in the 
housing lottery this coming spring, 
but we'll fmali/e those plans in the 
coming months." 

Director of Capital Protects Don 
Horkowski commented that the 
ivy that once clung to Hyde and 
Appleton, as well as the Maine and 
Winthrop, will soon be destroyed 
by renovations 

"Maine has got a lot on it The ivy 
docs damage to the masonry of the 
buildings, but we realize the aesthetic 
value of it." he said, noting that there 
is a chance of ivy being replanted. 

"There's been discussions about 
it, but no plans have been finalized," 
he said 

Horkowski said that more renova- 
tions in the near future are possible. 

"We're looking at the hockey 
arena, and a couple of houses: 80 
Federal and [Cleaveland]. We're in 
the process of interviewing architects 
for a new fitness center in Morrell 

Yantakosol, Ogden win 2010 top leadership roles 

BSQ from page I 

Among the other Class of 2007 
offices up for election, Jin Sun Kim 
won the race for treasurer against Justin 
Strasburger with 162 votes to 124. 
1-mily Hubbard and Torri Parker will be 
the BSCi representatives for the senior 
class [•li/abeth Laurits and Lisa 
Peterson both won unopposed as treas- 
urer and community service officer, 

In the race for Class of 2010 president, 
Matthew Yantakosol won a close election 

with 139 votes against runner-up Emma 
VerrilL winning by only five votes. Ari 
Bittel, who caused controversy with his 
campaign posters, came in last with 14 

Scon Ogden beat Diego Rivera for 
Class of 20 10 vice president by a margin 
of 305 to 79. Francis Huynh will be the 
treasurer for class of 2010, winning after 
defeating Fatoumatta Kunjo 222 to 151. 
Of the four first years that ran for the two 
class of 2010 BSG representative spots, 
Alicia Martinez and Bryce Spalding were 
elected with 151 and 169 votes, respec- 

tively. \bters chose Desiree Jones to be 
the class community service officer with 
140 votes. 

According to Dustin Brooks '08, vice 
president of student government affairs, 
there was relatively little controversy sur- 
rounding this year's election Only one 
formal complaint was made when a can- 
didate protested the BSG's decision to 
extend the deadline for applications for 
community service officer. The com- 
plaint was ultimately dismissed. 

"There wasn't much of a debate," said 

Laffee '84 loses bid for Senate seat 

Stephen LatTey '84 will not be the 
Republican candidate for a U.S. 
Senate scat in Rhode Island. 

In one of the nation's most closely 
watched primary races, Laffcy, the 
mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island, 
lost his bid on Tuesday to incumbent 
Sen. Lincoln Chafee. 

Although the race was considered 
a toss-up, Chafee, one of the Senate's 
most liberal Republicans, beat the 
more conservative Laflfey by a com- 
fortable margin. The final tally 

showed Chafee had received 54.2 
percent of the vote, leaving Laffey 
with only 45.8 percent. 

Laffey, a Bowdoin graduate and 
former president of the financial 
company Morgan Keegan, was elect- 
ed the mayor of Cranston in 2002 and 
re-elected in 2004. 

Chafee will now face Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse, the former 
attorney general of Rhode Island, in 

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Photographs by Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

One student is passing up dorm life 
for a home that is off the beaten path* 

by Mary Helen Miller 

Orient Staff 

Sophomore Willy Oppenheim lives 
off-campus in the single of his dreams, 
and he does not pay a cent for housing 
fees or rent. Granted, he does not have 
access to running water, electricity, or 
even a bed — but commodities such as 
these are not to be expected in a tent. 

Oppenheim's white canvas tent, 
which is set up in a Bowdoin profes- 
sor's backyard on a side street a couple 
blocks from campus, measures ten by 
1 2 feet and it is eight feet tall at its peak, 
so there is plenty of room to stand and 
walk around inside. His "library," a few 
cardboard boxes full of books, is locat- 
ed at the back of the tent, and he keeps 
his clothes in a plastic car-top carrier 
just to the right of the entrance. A stove, 
which Oppenheim said is more for 
ambience than warmth, is situated near 
the middle of the tent, with its chimney 
extending through the roof 

Oppenheim sleeps on a multi-layer 
pallet on the floor of the tent that con- 
sists of pine branches, blankets, a faux 
sheepskin, and sleeping bags. The pine 
branches are for cushioning as well as 
for the scent, he said. 

At night, a propane lantern lights the 
tent and gives it an enchanting glow 
from the outside. The interior walls of 
the tent are decorated by pictures and 
quotations that Oppenheim and his 
friends have added over time. He keeps 
a stash of permanent markers so that 
anyone who visits the tent can con- 
tribute to the gallery. 

Although a tent is an unconventional 
choice of housing for a college student, 
the idea is not new to Oppenheim. After 
high school, Oppenheim took a year 
off, during which time he spent three 
months in a monastary in India and six 
months in Colorado teaching ski school 
and working in construction. When he 
arrived in Colorado, he had plans to 
find a place to stay and pay rent, but 
these plans were abandoned when he 
got a new idea. 

"I thought it would be more fun and 

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cheaper to live in this tent," he said. 

He spent his time in Colorado, which 
included the winter months, living in his 
tent and cooking meals such as omelets 
and stir-fry on his stove. 

Oppenheim said that his time in the 
Indian monastery affected his decision 
not to have any furniture. He loves to 
stretch, and he believes that living in a 
tent without furniture is conducive to 
stretching and the awareness of body that 
comes with it. 

Last fall, as a first-year student, 
Oppenheim was unhappy with his living 
situation in Coleman dorm, and he spent 
most nights staying with friends in other 

"I was thinking I'd love to be living in 
a tent," he said 

Without even having to ask, one of 
Oppenheim's professors offered his 
backyard as a site for Oppenheim to set 
up his tent Since he already was not stay- 
ing in his own room in Coleman, 
Oppenheim said it seemed liked a natural 
progression to move to the tent At the 
start of second semester, during the cold- 
est time of the year, he made the transi- 

Oppenheim said even though there are 
many things he likes about Bowdoin, 

when friends and relatives back home ask 
him about college, the first thing he tells 
them is, "1 live in a tent, and I'm so happy 
in the tent." 

When asked what his parents think of 
his living space, he laughed and said, "It's 
cheap for them!" 

But Oppenheim's tent-living should 
come as no surprise to his parents. After 
all, he built a lean-to outside his house in 
Connecticut. Although he is not home a 
great deal of time, he often sleeps in the 
lean-to when he is. 

"I haven't slept in a bed in the summer 
for about four or five years," he said. 

Oppenheim feels that spending so 
much time in class inside is very confin- 
ing, so sleeping outside "serves as a nec- 
essary counterbalance," he said. 

Additionally, he thinks that his tent is 
quieter, cleaner, and more private than 
alternate housing options. 

"I'm very conscious of the way that 
one's living space is more than raw phys- 
ical area," he said "I recognize the con- 
nection between where you're living and 
the state of mind you're in," he continued 

Although many people may find die 
prospect of sleeping outside during die 
Maine winter bone-chilling, Oppenheim 
said he has never been cold in his tent He 

has a stove, but he said that his own 
body serves as his primary source of 
heat. In fact, Oppenheim said that 
sometimes in the winter his tent 
becomes so warm that he sleeps with- 
out clothing. 

Oppenheim also believes that people 
have misconceptions about tent-livers' 
hygiene. Despite his lack of plumbing, 
Oppenheim said he showers every day. 

"I have a few strategically located 
towels and soap stashes in friends' 
apartments around campus,"' he said. 

Oppenheim is just as serious about 
his dental hygiene. He has several 
toothbrushes and floss containers in his 
tent, and he is very diligent about using 
them. In fact, his dentist is concerned 
that he may have gum damage because 
he brushes too firmly. In addition to his 
extreme seriousness regarding teeth 
brushing, the way he does it also sets 
him apart. 

"People think you need water to 
brush your teeth— I don't think you 
do," he said. 

To Oppenheim, the trail that he takes 
to access the tent is of the utmost 
importance. The start of the worn path- 
way is marked by a small stake on the 
edge of the driveway, and it winds 
through shrubbery and trees for about 
thirty feet. Although it would probably 
be quicker and easier to access the tent 
by cutting across the yard, Oppenheim 
always takes the circuitous route. 

"Walking on the path is very impor- 
tant because it ritualizes the process of 
coming home every night and leaving 
every morning," he said. "It's almost 
like saying grace before you eat a 
meal," he added. 

Oppenheim gladly welcomes visi- 
tors to his tent even if he isn't home. 

"There is no lock on this door," he 

Some of his happiest memories from 
mis past spring were when he came 
home after staying late at the library to 
find four or five friends hanging out in 
his tent 

"I don't think of it as my tent — it is 
the tent" he said 




Santoro Gomez: teaching for social justice 

by Tara Rajiya 


"Teaching is an incredibly power- 
ful way of working for social jus- 
tice," Assistant Professor of 
Education Doris Santoro Gomez 
said. "To be a teacher who is com- 
mitted to a just society is probably 
the most exciting job." 

Entering her second year at 
Bowdoin. Santoro Gomez devoted 
last year to combining philosophy 
and education in the classroom. 

Before arriving at Bowdoin, 
Santoro Gomez worked in urban 
public school systems in New York 
City, Jersey City, and San Francisco, 
where she taught high school-level 
English and mentored new teachers 
She even worked in the literacy 
office of Jersey City's school depart- 
ment and set up the bilingual frame- 
work for area schools. 

Santoro Gomez 
has always been 
interested in edu- 
cation. During her 
adolescence she 
became increas- 
ingly aware of 
how social change 
can be affected 
through educa- 

In high school. 
Santoro Gome/, 
although capable, 

opted not to lake courses on the 
advanced education track because 
she thought a quality education 
should be available to everyone. 
Back then, Santoro Gomez was 
turned off to teaching because of the 
low pay and the fact that it was con- 
sidered a woman's job. In college. 

"To be a teacher who 
is committed to a just 
society is probably the 
most exciting job." 

Doris Santoro Gomez 
Avmm .mt Professor of Education 

after taking education' classes, 
Santoro Gomez realized that change 
could be employed in the classroom. 
"[I am | incredibly sensitive to peo- 
ple being treated without dignity, and 
as a teacher I know I can create an 
environment of dignity, even if just 
for 45 minutes," she said. 

After completing graduate work at 
Columbia University, Santoro 
Gomez decided to bring her passion 
for education to a place where teach- 
ing was highly valued. Although she 
was initially hesitant about moving 
from New York City to Maine, 
Santoro Gomez knew Bowdoin 
College would be a good fit. 

"I knew [Bowdoin] was a place 
where the kinds of questions I asked 
are valued," she said. 

Santoro Gomez and her husband, 
Lodrys Gomez, moved to Portland 
ller husband, an architect originally 
from the Dominican Republic, loved 
the change of 
scenery. For 

Santoro Gomez, 
however, adjusting 
to life in Maine was 
shocking at first 
because of the shift 
from working in 
schools to working 
at an elite liberal 
arts college. 

"I will never 
miss the subway or 
being frisked every time I walked 
into the building. [But I] never want 
to get out of touch with [what I did 
before |." she said. 

To do this, she has recently 
reached out to Portland's public 
school system. 

During her time at Bowdoin, 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
In her second year at Bowdoin, Assistant Professor of Education Doris Santoro Gomez uses her devotion to social jus- 
tice to foster a similar dedication in her students. 

Santoro Gomez has been working 
to create a curriculum that marries 
her passions of education, philoso- 
phy, and social justice. The culmi- 
nation of this work is Education 
245: Education and Social Justice, 
a course which is being taught for 
the first time this semester. She is 
looking to bring in guest speakers 
from the Portland public school 
system, educators from other urban 
areas and scholars devoted to the 
cause of education and justice to 
share their thoughts with her 
Education 245 class. 

Another way Santoro Gomez has 
been working to bring her passion 

of justice to the classroom is by 
requiring her Education 245 class 
work on a social justice project. 
Each student will need to identify 
an educational problem, research 
how and why it is an issue, and then 
propose a specific course of action 
for a community. Santoro Gomez 
hopes that many of her students 
will then use this assignment as the 
basis for an independent study, dur- 
ing which they will work towards 
applying their course of action. 

Santoro Gomez is also using her 
time here at Bowdoin for research. 
Currently she is exploring ways to 
understand and affect good teaching. 

Specifically, she would like to 
know what teaching means to 
teachers. Drawing on the philoso- 
phy of John Dewy, Hannah 
Arendt, and Martin Heidegger, 
Santoro Gomez is researching suc- 
cessful teachers from high-poverty 
schools who left after eight or 
more years of teaching. In an effort 
to understand what conditions are 
needed to sustain the practices of 
these highly effective teachers, she 
is going to research what made 
them leave. 

After all, she believes teachers 
are the basis for social justice and 
equality in the classroom. 

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Gardasil will reduce risk of cervical cancer 

Ask Dr. Jeff 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

Dear Dr. Jeff: If I 
get the Human 
(HPV) vaccine, 
will I still have to 
get annual Pap 
tests?- S.A. 

Dear S.A.: The development of 
Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine, 
constitutes a huge breakthrough in 
women's health care. The more 
women that get it, the fewer 
women there will be that will get 
cervical cancer. 

As historic as it is, however, 
Gardasil will not eliminate the 
need for regular Pap tests. Here's 

Infection with HPV causes all 
warts, including genital warts. Of 
the over 100 sub-types of HPV that 
have been identified, about 30 of 
them cause infections of genital 
mucosal sites. Two of these sub- 
types — six and 11 — cause very 
noticeable but painless, cauli- 
flower-like growths. They have 
virtually no carcinogenic potential. 

Two other subtypes of HPV, 
however — 16 and 18 — -are the most 
prominent of the 16 "high-risk" 
subtypes. Together, they cause 
some 70 percent of cervical can- 
cers and over 95 percent of the 
most aggressive and invasive cer- 
vical cancers. HPV 16 and 18 are 
also strongly associated with anal 
and rectal cancers. Most often, 
they cause no visible lesions at all. 

Sometimes, they cause a few 
small, flat growths to appear, 
which look very much like normal 
"skin bumps." 

Genital HPV infections are 
among the most common STIs 
worldwide, with the highest rate of 
infection found in women under 
the age of 25. In this country, it is 
estimated that over 50 percent of 
sexually active people contract 
HPV at one time or another — pos- 
sibly as many as 75 percent of col- 
lege students. At any given point in 
time, 20 million Americans have 
genital HPV infections that can be 
transmitted to others. Over 6.2 mil- 
lion people become newly infected 
every year. 

Less than 1 percent of those 
infected with HPV ultimately 
develop cancer. But given numbers 
like 20 million or rates like 50 per- 
cent, the risks 
add up quickly. 

Every year, 
nearly 10,000 
women in the 
United States 
are diagnosed 
with cervical 
cancer, and 

nearly 4,000 women die from this 
largely preventable disease. 
Worldwide, about 500,000 new 
cases of cervical cancer are diag- 
nosed each year, and 250,000 
women die. Cancer of the cervix is 
the third most common cancer 
among women (after breast and 
colon cancer). 

Enter Merck, with "Gardasil" 
(and GlaxoSmithKline, in hot pur- 
suit, with "Cervarix"). Gardasil 
has been shown to prevent 89 per- 
cent of infections caused by the 
four viral subtypes it covers: HPV 

The more women that 
get it, the fewer women 
there will be that will 
get cervical cancer. 

16, 18, 6 and 11. And Gardasil pre- 
vents 100 percent of the genital 
warts, the precancerous lesions, 
and the cervical cancers, that arc 
caused by these four HPV sub- 
types. That means that Gardasil 
(and presumably Cervarix as well) 
can prevent 70 percent of all cervi- 
cal cancers and over 95 percent of 
all invasive cervical cancers. 

But, as fantastic as this is, 70 
percent and 95 percent are obvi- 
ously not 100 percent. Until some- 
thing even more effective than 
Gardasil is developed, two tried 
and true preventive measures are 
essential to block that residual 30 
percent: condoms and Pap tests. 

It is true that condoms cannot 
provide complete protection 
against the spread of HPV, because 
HPV can infect genital areas not 
covered up by condoms. The HPV 
protection con- 
doms do provide, 
however, is espe- 
cially important 
for preventing 
internal infec- 
tions — of cervi- 
cal and rectal tis- 
sues. Condoms 
also, of course, offer very effective 
protection against the spread of 
HIV, chlamydia, and other STIs, 
and offer reasonably effective pro- 
tection against unwanted pregnan- 
cies as well. 

There are no blood tests to 
detect HPV infection. Pap tests 
remain the most effective way to 
screen women for cervical HPV. If 
evidence of HPV infection is 
found, then tests to sub-type the 
HPV can be undertaken. Here's 
why Pap tests are so important. 
Cancer of the cervix and rectum 

are among the more treatable of 
cancers if they are caught early. In 
fact, early, microinvasive carcino- 
mas of the cervix and anus are 
nearly always curable surgically. 
Both have a prolonged, pre-clinical 
phase, permitting this early detec- 
tion and this very effective treat- 
ment. Most women diagnosed with 
invasive cervical cancer have not 
had a Pap smear in the previous 
five years. Many have never had 
one. Cervical cancer may indeed 
be an HPV-related "STD," as the 
OB-GYNs like to say, but, more 
importantly, it is a disease of med- 
ical neglect. The same is ,very 
much the case for anal cancer. 

So, come into the health center 
for your Gardasil! You'll need 

three doses total (a second shot two 
months after the first, and a third 
four months later.) They have vir- 
tually no side-effects, other than 
the cost (right now, close to $ 1 50 
per dose.) You won't need a pre- 
vaccination HPV screening or Pap 
test, and you don't need to be sex- 
ually active. Gardasil is recom- 
mended by the federal Centers for 
Disease Control for all girls and 
women between the ages of 9 and 
26, and its efficacy and safety are 
currently under study in boys and 

We are simply thrilled to be able 
to offer it to you! 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

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defeated Bates by one goal 
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28 Old Testament 

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Spouse rocks out at alma mater 

'The Female Orgasm' 
to excite student body 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
Spouse frontman Jose Avcrve, a Bowdoin alum, bolts out his brand of experimental rock at Jack Magee's Pub. 

by Kathryn Papanek 

Staff Writer 

Multiple orgasms. The clitoris. 
Female ejaculation. Unless you need to 
get your eyes checked at the health cen- 
ter or arc a rare example of a college 
student with no curiosity about sex, 
you've probably noticed these topics on 
posters advertising "The Female 
Orgasm." And they're not for a special 
screening of an unreleased episode of 
"Sex and the City." 

"The Female Orgasm" is a lecture 
given by sex educators Dorian Solot 
and Marshall Miller, which they will 
present in Kresge Auditorium on 
Monday at 8 p.m. This hour-and-a-half 
talk will cover, in addition to the afore- 
mentioned topics, the subject of female 
orgasms in general. 

The lecturers will seek to illuminate 
the topic for women who aren't having 
them, students who are debating the 
existence of the G-spot, people who 
want to> please their significant other, 
and anyone interested in sexuality and 
women's empowerment. 

Solot and Miller combine extensive 
knowledge with a playful, honest 
approach. The educators are a couple 
who claim not only to talk about sex but 
also to "once in a while.. .get lucky and 
actually have sex. With each other." 
They advertise their program as "sex 
education unlike like any you've had 

"The Female Orgasm" is a continua- 

tion of the couple's previous experience 
with Bowdoin. Last year, Heather Day 
'06, then co-chair of the Bowdoin 
Women's Association, learned about 
the duo as part of an honors project she 
was doing on sex education. 

The team presented a general educa- 
tional program, "Sex Discussed Here," 
which focused on, according to 
Bowdoin Women's Association co- 
chair Alison Driver '08, "The nuts and 
bolts of how sex works and how it can 
work better." The presentation attracted 
over 1 50 students and was an enormous 

"The energy in the room was so pos- 
itive, and everyone on their way out 
was smiling and talking about how 
much they enjoyed the program," said 
Day. "Everyone left more informed, 
certainly, but also more empowered." 

Encouraged by the success of the 
couple's previous presentation, Karin 
C lough, former director of the 
Women's Resource Center, cam- 
paigned to bring the couple back to 
Bowdoin in 2006. The Women's 
Resource Center, which is sponsoring 
the event in conjunction with the 
Bowdoin Women's Association, hopes 
that this year's presentation of "The 
Female Orgasm" will contribute to its 
mission of improving reproductive 
health and general sexual knowledge. 

"If you're going to take the risks [of 
having sex], you should also get some 

Please see ORGASM, page 9 

Hype doesn't save 'Sexyback' 

by Boz Karanovsky 


The second Justin Timberlakc album, 
four long years in the making, has 
already gotten much more hype than it 
deserves. "FutureSex/Lovc Sounds," a 
brainchild of Timberlakc and Urban 
producer Timbaland, who col- 
laborated with Justin on six of COMMENTARY album either. 

empty bravado and self-assuredness, 
displaying his supposedly powerful 
libido and manhood. However, 
Timberlake, the object of desire for so 
many girls, never gets romantic at all. 
Timberlake claims that he will bring 
"Sexy Back," on one track, but this has 
to be one of the unsexicst albums ever. 
And it is tar from a concept 

Racer X driven by New Wave philosophy, music 

the 13 tracks on "Justified," is 
contused, awkward, cocky, repetitive. 
and pseudo-original. 

Nevertheless, it is amusing, if only 
for our cx-boy band member's efforts 
to convince us that he is more than the 
average grown teen imitator of Michael 
Jackson in a time when Jackson's 
career has experienced some cata- 
strophic slumps. 

The new "FutureSex/LoveSounds" 
is not a mess, but a well-intended fail- 
ure. If "Jusuficd's" role was to establish 
Timberlake as a solo artist, his sopho- 
more album is more concerned with 
creating a unique style that will actual- 
ly legitimize the former teen idol into 
the real new king of pop. 

Guess what? It tails completely. The 
two "Timbs" try to get their point 
across by blurring the borders between 
rap, R&B, and pop (as it if has not been 
done before a gazillion times) and cram 
in as many hints about sex as they can. 

Actually, "hints" is an overstatement. 
Just look through the titles of the tracks: 
"Futuresex / Lovesound," "Sexyback," 
"Sexy Ladies," "My Love," "Love 
Stoned," "Summer Love" and -Chop 
Me Up." One need not be at Justin's 
level of profundity to notice that there 
are not mat many layers to this album, 
and there is naming to speak of mat 
establishes a new style. 

Themadcally, the album is filled 
with empty claims and boasts of Justin's 

But, hey, subtlety and lyri- 
cal grace are not prevalent characteris- 
tics in the music industry today, so let's 
not blame Justin for this lack thereof. 
Unfortunately, the problem with this 
album is that it entertains only in places 
where it does not intend to. 

Timberlake demonstrates his maturi- 
ty by throwing some four-letter words 
in here and there. This strategy is inter- 
esting enough, after such experiences 
as the infamous Janet Jackson incident 
and promoting his new album by 
announcing to interviewers that, in his 
very own words, "Music needs an 

Timberlake also inserts a displaced 
but somewhat tolerable ballad against 
drugs called "Losing My Way" sung 
from the point of view of an addicted 
father. It would have touched me to the 
bottom of my heart if our hapless char- 
acter hadn't begun his story with the 
lines, "Hi. my name is Bob/And I work 
at my job." 

Other highlights of Timberlake's 
lyrical performance include "I am 
bringing sexy back," "Let's go to Dubai 
/ 1 know you want a piece of that pie," 
"Call me candJeman simply because I 
am on fire," "If Ita a Casanova/ then 
you're a supernova" 

Musically speaking, the album is too 
calculated While the beats arc still the 

Please see TIMBERLAKE. page 9 

by Kelsey Abbruzzese 
Orient Staff 

Here's what the public knows 
about Racer X: 

It features Bowdoin Assistant 
Professor of English Aaron Kitch on 
the keyboard and Assistant 
Professor of Music Vin Shende on 
vocals and guitar. Other members of 
the band are Dave "Big D" Morrell 
and Pat "the Snake" Cyr. 

The band plays '80s music. 

But beneath this premise, Kitch 
and Shende insist there lies a dark 
and sometimes twisted history full 
of intrigue and references to obso- 
lete pop stars. 

According to the two professor- 
musicians, Racer X found its inspi- 
ration through Shende, when he was 
locked in a dark room until the age 
of six and forced to listen to what 
Shende referred to as the "com- 
merce machine" of classic rock. The 
artists included, but were not limit- 
ed to, Lynyrd Skynyrd and some 
Led Zeppelin. Shende emerged 
from the room in 1 980, calling it the 
birth of his love for New Wave 

"The idea of classic rock became 
wallpaper," Shende said. 

"It was water torture, musically 
speaking," Kitch said. 

Instead of bowing to this com- 
merce machine, Shende embraced 
just "the machine," which he 
defined according to the technology 
of the New Wave movement and 
simulacrum, a post-WWH-philoso- 
phy that states a copy is not reflec- 
tive of the original, but rather an 
operative of the original. Therefore, 
Racer X sees itself as "rehumaniz- 
ing the machine." 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 


Racer X and Professor Vin Shende perform in Morrell Lounge on September 1. 

The band also found its muse in a 
"Knight Rider" poster, an '80s tele- 
vision show starring David 
Hasselhoff. The futuristic nature of 
the show plays into the digital char- 
acter and technological aspects of 
Racer X's shows. 

"We're humanities professors," 
said Kitch, "but really we're about 
Flock of Seagulls." 

As with all '80s cover bands fea- 
turing professors, Racer X has had 
its share of awkward moments. One 
incident involved a request from 
Steve Perry to play "Don't Stop 
Belie vin '" with them after the band 
kicked Perry out 

"He showed up at our gig in 
Portland in drag," Shende said. 
"They had ugly security." 

"The pictures and hate mail we 
got from Steve Perry after that were 
a little much," said Kitch. "I mean, 
with the slaughtered goats and all." 

Kitch also got into an argument 
about scientific empiricisim with an 
audience member during the 
group's performance of "She 
Blinded Me with Science" by 
Thomas Dolby. 

Shende said that the band takes 
necessary spiritual steps to perform 

Please see RACER X, page 9 



A&E 9 



Sam Chapple-Sokol '07 & Charlie Ticotsky '07 

What* the best album ever created? 

SCS: That's really a question that 
should be asked by century. Twenty- 
first, I gotta go with "0" by Sigur Ros. 
Twentieth? Toss-up between Charles 
Mingus's "Mingus Ah Um" and 
Radiohead's "OK Computer." 

Nineteenth, it's definitely between 
The Decembrists' "Her Majesty" and 
Beirut's "Gulag Orkestar," but I can't 
decide which one... 

CT: "After the Gold Rush" by Neil 
Young. Since 1990, a tie between 
"Kerosene Hat" by Cracker or "Yeah 
It's That Easy" by G Love & Special 

Who is the greatest living musician? 

SCS: Sonny Rollins. Best breath 
support of any 76-year-old in the 

CT: The Edge. He's also the 
coolest living person. 

What is the best show you 've ever 
seen live? 

SCS: Definitely this awesome elec- 
tronic jazz festival in Genk, Belgium. 
I mean, who wouldn't want to go see 
the Esbjbrn Svensson Trio right next 
to electronics wizard Leafcutter John 
in a town called Genk!? 

CT: Big show is sixth row at a 
Rolling Stones stadium concert. Small 

show is Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny 

Irion in a tiny club in Galway, Ireland. 

What is the first album you ever 


SCS- "Picture of Nectar" by Phish 
(like a good Vermont boy should). 

CT: "Waking up the Neighbours" 
by Bryan Adams. 

If you were dictator of a small 
country, what would be your nation- 
al anthem? 

SCS: "Battleflag," Lo-Fidelity All- 
Stars. My country's gonna have a 
Trotskyist permanent revolution and 
we'll definitely need some pump-up 

CT: "1 Don't Want to Work (I Just 
Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day)" 
by Todd Rungren; however, that may 
not be best for the economy. 

If you were onstage with a mic in 
front of thousands of screaming 
fans, what would you say? 

SCS: "So there was this woman..." 

CT: Presumably I have them in the 
palm of my hand, so after asking them 
to vote for me, I would go on either an 
anti-umbrella or pro-pine nut rant. 

Chapple-Sokol and Ticotsky 's show; 
"At the Bottom of Everything, "airs on 
Tuesday nights from 12:00 a.m. to 
1 :30am on WBOR91.1 FM. 

Give thanks for Pumpkinhead Ale 

Murakami refreshes summer 
reading with 'Norwegian Wood' 

by Frances Milliken 
Staff Writer 

Summer novels are usually adver- 
tised and associated with words such 
as "fun," "light," "classic," and "best- 
seller." Though the weather is 

often in sync with these 
choices, it can prove refresh- 
ing to throw in the occasional foreign 
or slightly heavier novel. I don't like to 
include more than one Russian author 
on my summer reading list, so having 
disposed of Gogol, I chose Haruki 
Murakami's "Norwegian Wood." 

As a Beatles aficionado, I was 
intrigued by the title immediately and 
Murakami did not let me down. The 
melody of "Norwegian Wood" pulls 
the reader back into Watanabe's recol- 
lections of his college years, and it 
subsequently serves as a haunting 
backdrop for the twists of fate in the 
protagonists' lives. It is hard not to fall 
beneath the spell of this story. As in the 
song of the same title, "Norwegian 
Wood" is about love. | 

Torn Watanabe is a Japanese stu- 
dent attending university with no par- 
ticular interest in his classes. He is 
also the only friend of Naoko-the girl- 
friend of his friend, Kizuki, who corn- 
mined suicide. 

Watanabe's relationship with 
Naoko, as well as his relationships 
with women, is woven from the pli- 
able strands of loneliness, love and 
the complexities of existence. 
Watanabe the narrator has some 20 
years of distance between him and 
the events that he recounts, but it is 
evident that the impact of these rela- 
tionships lingers. 

Murakami develops remarkable 


characters that live in a solitary man- 
ner. They are not hermits but they do 
not force themselves on the world. It is 
not a result of sloth or apathy, but is a 
distinctly different sort of character 
development than what one might typ- 
ically find in another novel. 

The lives of Watanabe, 
Midori, Naoko and Reiko may 
be less social than many of their liter- 
ary contemporaries, but their interac- 
tions with the world are never casual. 
The results are sometimes tragic and 
often exquisite. 

The book is funny, puzzling, illu- 
minating, poignant and ultimately far 
from melancholic. Murakami deftly 
writes about the pressing weight of 
existence without overt sentimentali- 
ty. The actions of his characters arc 
deliberate and sometimes mystifying 
in their precise decisions to kiss or 
cook or take their own lives. The 
lovemaking and life taking that 
unfolds across the pages of the book 
are events handled with incredible 

Murakami does not mince his 
words and there is nothing superflu- 
ous about the quality of the informa- 
tion he provides. This book speaks to 
the confusion that comes with the dis- 
covery that the world you live in may 
not know you or love you back, but 
the people in it can. 

There's no better time than the 
present for this book. College is cer- 
tainly about loneliness, confusing 
attraction, and darkness (we are in 
Maine), but it's also about parties, 
new experiences, and tests. If 
"Norwegian Wood" doesn't make it 
off the shelf this year, pack it for the 
beach next summer. 

by Alex Weaver 


Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale: 
$7.99 for a six-pack at Hannaford 
Last Thanksgiving, I had the unique 
pleasure of visiting my girlfriend in 
Prague, where we were treated to an 
incredible traditional 

Thanksgiving spread com- 
plete with an enormous 
turkey and all the fixings. 
Surprisingly enough, howev- 
er, it was not the food that 
made this Thanksgiving so 
distinctive and unforget- 
table — it was the beer. 

You see, we were not 
squeezed into a family mem- 
ber's living room, waiting 
patiently in the buffet line as 
infant cousins were enticed with flying 
vegetables and voracious uncles helped 
themselves to half the turkey. Instead, 
we were seated comfortably in the 
basement of a Czech brewery. 

Here the turkey was as plentiful as 
the beer. Let me remind you, we were 
in a brewery. Oh, and I forgot to men- 
tion: Czech beer is by far the most 
incredible tasting (not to mention the 
cheapest) beer I have ever tasted in my 

Perhaps it was because my taste buds 
were performing a euphoric synchro- 
nized swimming routine in my mouth, 
or maybe it was because my waiter was 
intent on offering me two of every beer 
on the menu (and I was intent on oblig- 
ing), but whatever the case, the beer I 
drank that day fit perfectly with the 
meal and flooded my senses with 

everything autumn, familial, and deli- 

I tell you this not to practice my trav- 
el guide spiel, but instead to provide 
some words of comfort. Like me, you 
may have a long buffet line in your 
Thanksgiving future, but you can go 
armed with a delicious seasonal ale. 
Once again, I have found a beer that 
meshes perfectly with the drop in tem- 
perature, the costume-clad masquerad- 
ing, and the turning of 
leaves. Friends, I give 
you a spice/herb/veg- 
etable elixir that goes 
by the name of 
Pumpkinhead Ale. 

To clarify, ale is a 
category of alcoholic 
beverage brewed from 
a combination of hops 
and barley malt where 
the yeast rises to the 
top of the fermentation tank rather than 
falling to the bottom, as with beer. Ale 
is typically stronger and more bitter 
than beer. 

The first thing to notice about 
Pumpkinhead is the killer label. Instead 
of a lame logo or a picture of some 
dude, Pumpkinhead is embossed with 
the image of the headless horseman rid- 
ing his stallion with a pumpkin sitting 
atop his shoulders and a full beer in his 
upraised hand (I died this on my bike. 
Not easy). Awesome, I know. Now 
pick your jaw up off the floor and let's 
move on to the taste. 

Unlike most other pumpkin ales, 
most notably that of Sea Dog's, which 
begin bitter and case you into a watery 
pumpkin flavor, Shipyard 

Pumpkinhead boasts a clean, smooth 
pumpkin taste right away and finishes 

Racer X discusses '80s music, solo projects 

RACER X, from page 8 

these '80s covers. These spiritual 
steps are painstakingly complete, 
including robes, incense, and oils. 

"Soft Cell is all about a lack of 
spirituality and original sin," he 
said. "There's even a fourth verse 
that many people don't know, which 
involves Satan, the apple, and a 

Kitch and Shendc are currently 
focusing on solo projects in addition 
to their roles in Racer X, in order to 
keep the covers fresh. Kitch is cre- 
ating his "dream": a musical with 
Karen Carpenter's "Rainy Days and 
Mondays" set to a hip-hop beat, 
along with her redemption of a 
stripteasing Richard Nixon. 

Shende, instead, is indulging his 
passion of artisan cheese making. He 
currently has a herd of cows in his 
basement and has built a table and 
refrigerator completely out of cheese. 

For those curious about Racer X's 
name and its costumes, the name 
came from a discussion of simu- 
lacrum on the way to a Speed Racer 
convention in New Hampshire. The 
band felt that Speed Racer's older 
brother, Racer X, embodied many of 
their ideals about the machine. 

The costumes are made by a mys- 
terious German woman who refused 
to have her name printed. She lives 
on an island off Maine's coast and 

Courtesy of Prof. Vincet Shende 
The "Kn^it Rido'' photo that inspired Racer X. 

comes to every one of the band's 
concerts at the very end to try to 
snatch back her designs, due to the 
controversial nature of their koala 
bear skin material. 

Kitch and Shende remain curious 
about the love Bowdoin students' 
express for '80s music, especially 
since most of their songs were 
released before the birth of the stu- 
dent body. 

After a lengthy discussion, Kitch 
and Shende concluded that Bowdoin 
students were idealists and«could eas- 
ily relate to such '80s songs as 
"Africa" by Toto. 

"They just won't stop believing," 
Kitch said. 

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off with an aftertaste of cinnamon and 
nutmeg. It is full in body, taste, and 

Again, my trusty beer tasters all 
seemed to agree. Sweet and sensitive 
roommate Ted Upton noted that his first 
dainty sip reminded him of "fall 
spices." Other roommate Eric 
Gutierrez, who consistently lets his 
stomach do the talking, added, "It 
makes me want a huge turkey dinner," 
and it tastes like "leftover pumpkin 

Interestingly enough, however, two 
of Pumpkinhead's best qualities— full 
body and flavor — also provide the 
source for my only complaint: 
Pumpkinhead is not only quite filling, 
but the taste also becomes somewhat 
overwhelming after your second or 
third go. 

Now I don't expect that most 
Bowdoin students are rushing out for 
some Shipyard to get the party started. 
Still others, like my proctor group 
prodigy Lauren Huber explained to me 
over a drink last night: "I like my 
pumpkin pie in triangle form." 

In the end. Shipyard Pumpkinhead 
Ale boasts a delicious aroma and a 
superb taste. So grab a sixer and 
watch the leaves turn with a loved one. 
Sip on some over Thanksgiving din- 
ner. Hell, hand them out to the kids at 
Halloween for all I care (just kidding). 
But bear in mind that old eye-rolling 
adage of middle school DARE pro- 
grams everywhere: Only drink 
(Pumpkinhead) in moderation. 

TutureSex' cant 
clear soph hurdle 

T1MBERLAKE, from page H 

strongest aspect of the album, they are 
too cramped and wooden. The 
melodies are nonexistent and the 
arrangement too edged, abrupt and 

"FutureSex/LoveSounds" is over- 
loaded with sexual references, conflict- 
ing arrangements, early 80s pop influ- 
ences, ballads, hip-hop, T.I and Will I 
Am (Black Eyed Peas) contributions, 
Justin beat boxing, and a song against 
drugs. Enough is enough — the album 
can't bear its own weight. 

The beats intermingle with each 
other and desperately try to be more 
creative. Interestingly enough, they 
sometimes succeed, as in the song 
"Love Stoned," which runs well over 
five minutes. The only other song I 
liked was the Rick Rubin-produced bal- 
lad "(Another Song) All Over Again" 
and, to a lesser extent, "Summer Love." 

The songs themselves sound like 
their names do — compound, superflu- 
ous and combining too* many simple 
riffs and beats into one big mess. 
Similarly, expressions such as 
"Futuresex" and "Sexyback" also add 
up to nothing, but Timbcrlake thinks 
that combining two overused words 
together makes them special. 

The tracks tend to evolve one 
into each other, which gives some 
needed freshness. Overall, 
Timberlakc's second production is 
overproduced and overstated. 

Couple gives spice, humor 
to 'The Female Orgasm' 

ORGASM, from page 8 

of the pleasures," Driver said. 

By sponsoring a program focused 
primarily on sexual pleasure, a topic 
often neglected in sexual education, the 
organizations hope not only to remedy 
this problem, but also to promote 
healthy sexual relationships. * 

"If you're not being respected, 
you're not in a good situation," Driver 
said, "and you're probably not having 
an orgasm." 





Field hockey starts season with three wins 

by Emileigh Mercer 


The Bowdoin Field Hockey Team 

proved it is ready for another win- 
ning season alter beginning tins 
* September with a Vo record 

I he Hears won their season -open 
er on home turf against Wellesle\ 
( 'ollege on Saturday in thrilling fash- 
ion as sophomore forward I nuls.iy 
McNamara seored the game's only 
goal in the second overtime to secure 
the I -0 victory. 

"We dominated the game and even 
though it took two overtimes to 
score, it showed the character of our 
team and we were able to learn from 
it," said senior goalkeeper Kate 
Leonard, who made | split save to 
keep the game at 0-0 before the o\cr- 
t lines 

I he game was "exciting, but scary 
to watch, and we were all glad it 
ended in a BowdOin win." said 
Hamilton Held hockey coach and 
Bowdoin College alum Gillian 
.McDonald '04 

Sunday proved to be equally fruit 
lul for the Polar Hears as they beat 
Wheaton (MA) College 5-1. 
McNamara and Julia King '()*> both 
scored two goals, and captain 
Hurgess I.ePage '07 notched one. 
Hillary Hoffman 'OK, Katherinc 
Ciormley '09, and Meaghan 
McCullough '10 each tallied an 

"We have been successful on 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Meaghan Maguire '08 passes to a Polar Bear teammate in practice on Tuesday. Bowdoin's field hockey team shut out Husson College the next day +0. 

offense due to the team effort and 
contributions from many different 
people," said Hoffman. "It's reassur- 
ing to know that the depth is there, 
and it is a critical element of a strong 

The two-game weekend gave the 
Polar Bears a chance to test their 

"Doubleheader weekends are 

always a challenge. However, we 
have a couple of them this year, so it 
was a great way to prepare for and 
start our weekend," said senior 
defender Gail Winning. "We came 
out ready to go on this past Sunday, 
playing a smart game, and if we con- 
tinue to improve on our endurance, 
Sunday games should be a strength 
for us." 

But the week was not over for the 
Polar Bears, as they visited Bangor 
Wednesday night and beat Husson 
College 4-0. Bowdoin's defense 
played a big part in the Husson game, 
as Leonard faced a total of only two 

The Husson win was also notable 
for another reason. 

"The win against Husson was a 

big deal for us because Coach 
[Nicky] Pearson tied Sally LaPoint's 
record for winhingest coach in 
Bowdoin Field Hockey history. It is 
apparent that Nicky has a lot of 
respect for Coach LaPoint and we are 
all honored to be a part of such a suc- 
cessful and tradition rich program," 

Please see FIELD HOCKEY, page 12 

Disc teams fly to Bowdoin 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Michael Duckworth '07 and Drew Kan tor '10 go up tor a disc in practice. 

by Benjamin Stormo 

The men's ultimate team begins 
its defense of the New England 
regional title this weekend with a 
two-day tournament on its home 
fields against some of the' top club 
teams in the region. The Bowdoin 
ultimate team that won last year's 
Division II regional tournament in 
convincing fashion returns many 
players from that successful squad. 

Bowdoin's A team. Stoned 
Clown, starts off its action at 1 p.m. 
on Saturday at Farley Field against 
Red Tide B, a club team from 
Portland, with later contests against 
Tron Blue and Tufts B. If Bowdoin 
wins all its games on Saturday, it 
will enter a four-team bracket on 
Sunday. Last year, Bowdoin lost to 
a team from UNH, Hillflow, in the 
section finals, only to beat it in the 
regional tournament to win the 
Division II championship. (More 
than one team from each section 
can make it to regionals.) 

Bowdoin has a total of three 
teams competing in the tourna- 

Held at the same time as the 
Division II competitions is the 
Division I tournament, which con- 
tains some of the top club teams in 
the entire world. Last year's New 
England champion was Death or 
Glory (DoG), which eventually 
made it into the semi-finals of the 
Ultimate Player's Association 
(UPA) club championship in 
Sarasota, Florida. Other elite teams 
include Metal from Cambridge, 
Massachusetts, which also 

see ULTIMATE, page 11 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
! Chris Hickey '09 dribbles down the field as Simon Parsons '07 follows. 

Soccer beats Bates 

by Eren Munir 
Staff Writer 

Men's soccer held on for a 2-1 
win this week against NESCAC 
rival Bates. 

The Polar Bears looked impres- 
sive right from the get-go on 
Saturday as forward Micha Grueber 

08 rifled a cross from captain 
Anthony Regis' '07 into the back of 
the net at the 1 :52 mark. 

The Bobcats fought back with a 
goal from Greg Nelson at 22:21. 
This did not faze the Bears, howev- 
er, as All-NESCAC junior Nick 

Please see SOCCER, page 12 




Men's golf looks toward NCAA berth 

by Alex Dalton 

Fall is fast approaching, and for 
the Bowdoin Golf Team that means 
it's time to hit the links. While Tiger 
Woods works on a five-tournament 
winning streak on the PGA tour, the 
Polar Bears will be happy to win 
just one. 

In fact, one win is all it would 
take for the squad to make it to the 
NCAA Division III golf tournament 
this year. The winner of this sea- 
son's NESCAC tournament goes 
directly to the NCAAs. And 
Bowdoin will have the good fortune 
of playing host to the NESCAC 
tournament at its home course at the 
end of September. So it was with 
great excitement that the Polar 

Bears took the first step toward 
their goal of a NESCAC champi- 
onship and NCAA tournament berth 
last weekend. 

The team opened the season with 
the Bowdoin Invitational at the 
Brunswick Golf Club. 
•■ Hamilton took the victory with 
an overall team score of 604, while 
Bowdoin, which had two teams 
competing, finished eighth and 
fourteenth with scores of 634 and 
697. Senior captain Brandon 
Malloy was the top finisher for 
Bowdoin, shooting rounds of 73 
and 78. Sophomore Jeff Cutter shot 
a 79 the first day and a 77 the next. 
Despite not bringing their "A" 
game, the Polar Bears were in the 
hunt with only a three-shot differen- 
tial separating them and fifth-place 

finisher Tufts. 

Cutter was disappointed, but 
expected the Invitational to be 

"The pins were set in difficult 
spots, and a lot of kids from all 
schools, were putting up some big 
numbers on a couple of holes," he 

Bowdoin 's coach reflected posi- 
tively on the tournament. 

"The course was in great shape 
and this was the best competition 
we've had at this tournament," said 
Coach Tomas Fortson. 

On Tuesday the men from 
Bowdoin were at it again, playing at 
the Samoset Golf Course for the 
Thomas College Terrier Invitational 
in Waterville. 

"Samoset was one of the most 
beautiful courses I've played, right 
along the Atlantic," said Cutter. 

The team played well and 
improved on its performance from 
the previous weekend, finishing 
second out of eight teams with an 
overall score of 3 14 and falling just 
short of Husson, which won the 
tournament with a score of 306. 
Malloy nearly won the tournament 
shooting a 73, but settled for second 

"We made up shots on Husson, 
the best team in the state, in one 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Senior captain Brandon Malloy takes a shot during yesterday's practice. 

week," Coach Fortson said. 

Next week the men's golf team 
will head to Vassalboro to play in 
the Maine State Tournament. The 
Polar Bears will be looking to build 



on their promising start. "It's a 
process, and we're hoping to devel- 
op quickly and put ourselves in a 
position to win when it counts," 
said Fortson. 

country 's 
best teams 

ULTIMATE, from page l<> 

advanced to the national tourna- 
ment last year. 

Do(i*s roster boosts enough 
superstars to field a fantasy team, 
including Josh Ziperstein, the for- 
mer winner of the Callahan award* 
which is given to the top college 
player in the country, and veteran 
Jim Parinella, six-time national 

"The competition is going to be 
tierce and just watching is going to 
be a huge learning experience," 
said Dan Yingst '07. 

"To be able to watch ultimate 
played at such an elite level is real- 
ly a treat," said sophomore Sam 
Dinning. "It is going to be awe- 
some to sec such incredible players 
up close and personal." 


The Polar Bears 

play their first 

game at Williams 

next weekend. 

Look for a 
preview in next ■ 
Friday's Orient. 






Are sports contracts fair? 

Professional athletes are 
choosing money over love 

by Joel Samcn 
Staff Writfr 

Contracts in sports are truly 
unfathomable to the average person. 
rpQDTr In many cases, mil- 

lions of dollars are 
COMMENTARY <j | ct j ou , to a ,hi e tcs 

over the course of a few short years 
During the winter of 2<MM), the 
Texas Rangers signed Alex 
Rodriguez to a 10- year. $252 million 
contract fans often view players as 
greedy for holding out for a few 
extra million dollars, and generally I 
would agree l.atrell Sprew ell's 
comment thai a three year. $21 mil- 
lion deal not sufficient because 
"I need 10 Iced my family" was in 
embarrassing statement about the 
state of sports and its stars 

Hut then there are the players who 
do not seek out big figures like 
bounty hunters (iuys like fedy 
Bruschi. who took less money than 
he could have gotten out on the free 
agency market to sta\ with a Patriots 
team he loved Or Bronson Arroyo, 
who negotiated a three-sear deal 
with the Red Sox hurt season that 
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million over that period, a price well 
below his market value. Arroyo bro- 
kered the deal against the advice of 
his agent because he wanted to 
remain a Red Sox player. However, 
the team took advantage of the situ- 
ation and traded off the discounted 
pitcher because of his high produc- 
tion and low price. 

The question then becomes, "How 
should professional athletes negoti- 
ate their contracts'" Should the bot- 
tom line be all they care about, or are 
loyalty and team chemistry major 

In New I ngland, Dcion Branch 
most recently filled the role of the 
spoiled athlete who was holding out 
for the big bucks Local papers and 
fans vilified the former Patriots wide 
receiver because he refused to play 
even though he still had one year left 
on Ins contract But to be completely 
fair, contract rules m the Nil entire- 
ly favor team ownership, not the 
players Ml contracts are not guar- 
anteed, which means that a team can 
cut a playet at any tunc and not pa) 
off the remainder of his "contract 
Granted that the player did agree to 
perform at that dollar value, it is 
unfair that only one side should be 
able to terminate the contract 

One factor to consider is the aver 
age length of a professional football 

player's career. Due to the extreme 
physical grind of the occupation, the 
average length of an NFL player's 
career is only 3.2 years, according to 
the NFL Players Association. That 
means that during that period of 
time, the athlete needs to make as 
much money as he possibly can to 
avoid a career in car dealerships or 
Viagra ads after his retirement from 

So is Branch the bad guy here? He 
put up very good numbers last year 
and wants to cash in on his success 
before his career is over, due to 
injury or old age. If he were to suffer 
a career ending injury while playing 
for his sparse rookie contract, he 
would forgo the big bucks he feels 
he has earned through his profes- 
sional success. However, he did sign 
a contract. Is it right to bail out of 
this legal agreement'' 

The issue concerning Branch 
ended when he was traded to the 
Seahawks on Monday and subse- 
quently signed a contract that he 
viewed as fair. However, contracts 
will continue to be an issue in athlet- 
ics so long as people are willing to 
shell out big bucks to see their teams 
play. While that money is pouring in. 
teams will continue to show outra- 
geous revenue figures and players 
will want their piece of the pie. 

Field hockey wins three 

FIELD HOCKEY, from page 10 

said captain Susan Morris '07. 

In addition to being proud of 
Pearson's success, team members are 
particularly pleased with the strong 
start, but are mindful that they can 
still improve. 

"Kicking off the season with three 
wins has given us a great platform to 
build on by highlighting specific 
aspects of play we need to work on 
for continued success," said senior 
forward Sarah Horn. 

After such a strong start, Pearson 
could not stress enough the impor- 
tance of preparation as Bowdoin 
heads into its first NESCAC game 
against rival Colby College this 

"Having three non-league games 
has given us the opportunity to come 
together and not only execute game 
plans, but also focus on our commu- 
nication on the field," she said. 
"Hopefully, this has prepared us well 
for the upcoming league game 
against Colby." 

Men kick back Bobcats 

SOCCER, from page 10 

Figueiredo quickly answered back 
with the go-ahead goal off another 
sharp assist from Regis at 25:10. 

Less aggressive play in the clos- 
ing minutes was the only cause for 
concern the team had after an other- 
wise impressive opening match. 
Regis explained this frustration. 

"We felt we put in a strong 75 
minutes but became slack in the 
remaining 15," he said. 

The men moved up two spots to 
14th in the Division III rankings 
with last Saturday's result. They will 
look to improve on this position in 

next Saturday's match at NESCAC 
rival Colby. The two teams battled 
into overtime last season before 
Bowdoin ultimately won the con- 

The challenge of defeating an 
always tough Colby team is 
increased when paired with the fact 
that this will be Bowdoin's first 
game away from Farley in 2006. 

Coach Fran O'Leary emphasized 
the importance of overcoming such 

"If we are to push on to a success- 
ful season, we must be able to gain 
wins on the road," he said. "Colby 
will provide a great first test." 

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Volleyball wins first match 

by Kate Walsh 


The volleyball team won its season 
opener on Wednesday, beating the 
University of New England (UNE) 

After a shaky start in the first game 
the Polar Bears managed to tie at 1 7- 1 7, 
before pulling ahead and eventually 
winning 30-21. The Polar Bears rode 
this momentum into the next two 
games, winning them both (30-24, 30- 
1 7) to take UNE in straight sets. 

The win was Karen Corey's first as 
head coach. 

"I was very pleased with our team's 
performance," said Corey. "I think our 
first game jitters got us down in the first 
game, but I was impressed to have our 
players shake it off and catch back up 
with UNE at 1 7- 1 7. 1 felt that our strong 
serving earned us many scoring oppor- 
tunities and solid passing got our 
offense ignited. We were really able to 
keep UNE's offense limited and that 
provided us with great control of the 

First-year Gillian Page led the team 
with 14 kills, 8 aces and 5 digs in her 
first game as a Polar Bear. 

"I was a little nervous going in, but 
we have strong leadership with the cap- 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
The volleyball team practices for its three home NESCAC games this week. 

tains," said Page. "Now I am really 
excited for the rest of the season and for 
our games this weekend." 

The win gave the Polar Bears a 1-0 
record, while the Nor'easters fell to 3-6. 

The real test for Bowdoin comes this 


weekend, when three of its NESCAC 
opponents visit Brunswick. On Friday 
the team will take on Middlebury at 6 
p.m., and then on Saturday the team will 
face Hamilton at 1:30 p.m. and 
Williams at 4 p.m. 


To the Bowdoin Community: 

September 12, 2006 

We are writing to remind us all that Bowdoin established the Bias Incident Group on October 27, 1988 
to respond to acts of bias that violate the ideals of the College and stifle the freedom of expression. The 
Group consists of faculty members, students, and administrators drawn from the College community. The 
Group meets mainly to respond to anonymous defacements, graffiti, or other hateful expressions against 
campus groups. On such occasions, the Bias Incident Group convenes to affirm the values of the College, 
to call upon the campus community to stand against these acts, and to consider other appropriate respons- 
es. Any member of the College community can request that the Bias Incident Group be convened, and 
may do so by contacting one of its members. 

When such an incident of misconduct occurs on campus, or between or among Bowdoin students off 
campus, it should also be reported to the Security Office or to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. 
The Dean's Office will follow up with the complainants and the alleged perpetrators, if they are known, 
and may initiate the normal campus adjudicatory process - a disciplinary meeting with a dean or a Judicial 
Board hearing. 

The Bias Incident Group reminds the campus that the State of Maine Civil Rights Law includes a strong 
hate-crime section, which imposes sanctions in the event of intentional damage or destruction of property, 
the threat of violence, or actual violence against any person that is motivated bv reason of race, color, reli- 
gion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national ongin, or physical or mental disability. The Maine Attorney 
General has asked to be notified by all Maine colleges when such acts occur on their campuses, and 
Bowdoin will respond accordingly. We believe that a report to any external authority will be greadji 
strengthened it there is a comparable and simultaneous response on campus bv individuals, by the Dean's 
Office, by Security, and by the Bias Incident Group. 

We remind you that acts of bias can occur off campus against members of the Bowdoin community. 
Working in cooperation with local and state agencies, the College stands prepared to act on behalf of its 
members who experience acts of bias off campus. 

In closing, we reaffirm the principles of the College that led to creation of the Bias Incident Group over 
a decade ago: 

Ours is a community fundamentally devoted to intellectual and scholarly pursuits. Our 
diversity of background, experience, talent, and vision is what keeps us vibrant and ever- 
changing. Those who make statements intended to further discussion on issues important 
to us contribute to the vitality of our intellectual life. Those who, out of prejudice and 
hatred, make statements that are designed to intimidate and silence undermine us all. 

While the Bias Incident Group encourages free expression of opinion, we deplore acts that 
are vicious in nature and that are designed to silence others and breed fear in this academ- 
, ic community. 

The Bias Incident Group: 

Barry Mills, President (Chair) (x3221) 

Peter M. Coviello, Associate Professor of English (x3516) 

Timothy W. Foster, Dean of Student Affairs (x3238) 

Barbara S. Held, Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology and Social Studies (x3639) 

Bernard R. Hershberger, Director of the Counseling Service (x3634) 

Scott W. Hood, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs (x3256) 

Michael Y. LarocheUe '08, (721 -531 3) 

Elizabeth S. Leiwant '08, (721-5313) 

Scott A. Meiklejohn, Assistant to the President (x3460) 

Randall T Nichols, Director of Campus Safety and Security (x3458) 

Wil Smith, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Multicultural Student Programs (x3048) 




NESCAC Overall 
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Sa 9/9 v 





W9/13 v. U. New England 






at Colby 




Tu 9/19 

at Southern Maine 



Sa9/15 v 




Su 9/16 v. 
Su 9/16 v 




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W L 

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Conn. College 











L T 


W L T 



2 1 




1 1 



1 1 


Sa 9/9 v. Wellesley 

W 1-0 

Su 9/10 v. Wheaton 

W 5-1 

W 9/13 atHusson 

W 4-0 


Sa 9/16 at Colby 

11:00 a.m. 




Conn. Coll. 




1 1 



Sa 9/9 v. Bridgewater State W 
Su 9/10 v Babson T 






Th 9/14 at Babson 



Sa 9/16 v Maine Maritime 

Sa 9/16 
W 9/20 

at Colby 
v. Bates 

1:30 p.m. 
4:30 p.m. 




Sa 9/9 Bowdoin Invitational 8th of 15 
Tu9/12 at Thomas College 2nd of 8 

12:00 p.m. 


F 9/15- at Maine State 


Sa 9/16 Tournament 
Compiled by Adam Kommel. Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC 


Bowdoin College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit 
November 12-15, 2006, In a team representing the Commission on 
Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association 
of Schools and Colleges. 

The Commission is one of eight accrediting commissions in the 
United States that provide institutional accreditation on .i regional 
basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a 
whole; there are approximately 2' Mi accredited institutions in the 
six-state New England region. 

Bowdoin College has been accredited by the Commission since 
1929 and was last reviewed in 1996. For the past IS months, 
Bowdoin has been engaged in i process of self evaluation, address- 
ing the Commissions Standards for \ccreditation. An evaluation 
team will visit the ( College to gather evidence that the self-study is 
thorough and accurate. The team will then recommend to the 
Commission a continuing status tor Bowdoin. 

The public is invited to submit comments regarding Bowdoin to: 

Public Comment on Bowdoin College 

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 

New England Association of Schools and Colleges 

209 Burlington Road 

Bedford, MA DP30- 1433 


Written, signed comments must be received bv November 1 5, 
20O6 and must address substantive matters related to the qualm- of 
the institution. Comments will not be treated as confidential and > 
must include the name, address, and telephone number of the per- 
son providing the comments. 




___^ The 

Bowdoin Orient 

/ >l.iWn*w,i 1871 

Taking early action 

Harvard College made a substantial policy shift this week when it 
announced that it will eliminate its early admissions program. In a 
statement, interim university President Derek Hok said Harvard's 
early action policy benefited some students over others "Students from 
more sophisticated backgrounds and affluent high schools often apply early 
to increase their chances of admission, while minority students and students 
from rural areas, other countries, and high schools with fewer resources 
miss out," he said 

While Harvard's announcement was substantial, it was not necessarily 
bold Since the vast majority of Students who are accepted choose to enroll. 
Harvard can afford to shift its admissions policy with relatively little risk to 
its class si/e and selectivity rating. Were Bowdoin to eliminate its early 
decision program, that choice would truly be bold. 

Hold because there would be less ccrtamtv when trying to make predic- 
tions about the numbers of students who would choose to enroll Hold 
because the program is popular among main prospective students and par- 
ents Dean of Admissions Hill Sham called the program "almost a pathol- 
og\ in the Boston Washington corridor" at Monday 's faculty meeting Hold 
because out peel schools haven't yet tollowed Harvard's lead 

Bold, \es Hut not necessarily undoablc Since we arc certain!) not skilled 
in the intricacies ol calculating admissions statistics, we don't really know. 

We do know Bowdoin has done a tremendous job in recent years of 
seeking and supporting a diverse student body, and we are sure that this 
commitment has enhanced our community 

I liminating earl) decision would only enhance this commitment. While 
Bowdoin already has an excellent reputation for providing financial aid to 
low -income students, such a move would add fairness for these applicants 
and for those students from middle-income families who are unsure if 
they'll receive any financial aid at all. Such a policy shift would also make 
the summer and fall seasons less stressful for high school seniors; no longer 
would they have to dwell over whether to apply to one college and only one 

We are prepared to say that a policy change is an idea worthy of thought- 
ful consideration by the College's administration. Since going alone on this 
issue would put Bowdoin at a competitive disadvantage, we urge the 
College's leaders to explore this issue with leaders from other schools. We 
don't know that Harvard's choice would be the right choice for Bowdoin. 
But it might be. and that alone is reason enough for Bowdoin to consider 
being bold. 

The editorial represents the majority view of The Bowdoin Orient s 
editorial hoard The editorial hoard is comprised of Bohhv Guerette. 
Beth Kowitt, and Steve Kolowuh. 

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debate should 
be thoughtful 

To the Editors: 

This year's primary election sea- 
son provides ample evidence that 
statements made in public or pub- 
lished during one's college years 
can be resurrected many years 
later, often to the detriment of a 
political candidate left struggling 
with an explanation about youth, 
context and intent. 

Today's technology including 
comprehensive search engines, 
news alerts, and the rapid world- 
wide circulation of data leaves 
very little room for what might 
once have been dismissed as a 
"youthful indiscretion." Of course, 
the availability and use of such 
technology should never be 
allowed to have a chilling effect 
on thoughtful discourse and 
debate, but vvc are all advised to 
remember that our words and 
actions can follow us today as 
never before 

At Bowdoin. we admit informed 
students willing to take a stand on 
issues, and we encourage open 
debate as part of the educational 
process and as a hallmark of our 
community. We expect these 
debates to be vigorous and 
thoughtful. Remarks or published 
statements that are malicious, are 
intended to breed fear, or that have 
such an effect unintentionally 
— comments such as those made in 
the early 1980s by a Bowdoin 
graduate and referenced in last 
week's edition of the Bowdoin 
Orient — are not welcome at 
Bowdoin, nor will they be con- 
doned here. 

Advancements made at 
Bowdoin and elsewhere in 
America mean that we are a very 
different place today than we were 
even a decade ago. We embrace 
the belief that a variety of back- 
grounds, viewpoints, and experi- 
ences makes us stronger and 
improves the educational experi- 
ence for students and for our com- 
munity. With change can come 
conflict, disagreement, and misun- 
derstanding. It is our responsibili- 
ty as members of this community 
to ensure that we work through 
these issues in a respectful way, 
both for the good of Bowdoin and 
for our own growth as educated 
citizens. In doing so, we can be 
proud of ourselves today and con- 
fident that we will remain so in the 


Barry Mills 


early decision 

To the Editors: 

On Tuesday, September 12, 
Harvard College announced it was 
doing away with early admissions 
(early action) for the next applicant 
pool. Interim President Derek Bok 
summarized the reasons behind the 
decision: "Early admissions pro- 
grams tend to advantage the advan- 
taged. Students from more sophis- 

ticated backgrounds and affluent 
high schools often apply early to 
increase their chances of admis- 
sion, while minority students and 
students from rural areas, other 
countries, and high schools with 
fewer resources miss out. 

"Students needing financial aid 
are disadvantaged by binding 
early decision programs that pre- 
vent them from comparing aid 
packages. Others who apply early 
and gain admission to the college 
of their choice have less reason to 
work hard at their studies during 
their final year of high school." 

I believe that Bowdoin should 
re-evaluate its own early admis- 
sions program and consider elimi- 
nating it beginning next year. 
Even if early decision is an easier 
route for some people, is it neces- 
Mkfy? Does it really help further 
the College's goals and produce a 
better first-year class'.' With four 
people competing for each single 
acceptance letter, we can afford to 
experiment with the admissions 
process to do the right thing. Let's 
at least have a conversation about 


Ian F. Yaffe "09 


H;R. 4437 

a step in the 
right direction 

To the Editors: 

Mr. Minot's sweeping general- 
izations in "Immigration insanity" 
(9/8) portrays H.R. 4437 in an 
unfair light. 

Most of H.R. 4437 is aimed at 
trying to curb illegal immigration. 
While it might be true that some 
of the proposed policies may be 
superfluous, it is still a step in the 
right direction. Oftentimes, 
undocumented aliens are paid 
below minimum wage, work inhu- 
mane hours, and do not have 
access to the protection that legal 
immigrants and citizens have. 
The fact is, HR 4437 is not only 
aimed at protecting American citi- 
zens, but it is also aimed at pro- 
tecting exploited illegal immi- 

Although the elimination of the 
green card lottery may reduce the 
amount of legal immigrants, the 
ending of this policy certainly 
won't "wall" us off from the rest 
of the world. People from around 

the world are still eligible to apply 
for U.S. citizenship; they still line 
up "in front of U.S. embassies for 
interviews and hope to be allowed 
into the United States. By immi- 
grating legally, and not exploiting 
loopholes in the system, many 
learn to appreciate the United 
States and become proud citizens 
of this great country. 


Jeff Jcng '09 

Register to 
vote in fall 

To the Editors: 

The November 7 mid-term elec- 
tions in Maine and elsewhere 
promise to hold many crucial and 
competitive races. We urge all 
those who are eligible to partici- 
pate. Bowdoin students are per- 
mitted to register to vote in 
Brunswick; some students may be 
concerned about registering to vote 
in Maine because of a conflict with 
state-sponsored financial aid, but 
this does not affect most states. 
Only eight states offer financial aid 
to Bowdoin students (Connecticut, 
Maine, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island, Vermont, and the District of 
Columbia), and of those, there are 
only two where student aid has not 
been assured to the Office of 
Student Aid regardless of registra- 
tion status (Pennsylvania and 
Rhode Island). 

For those who registered in 
Maine previously, remember that 
you must re-register if your dorm 
room is different from last year, 
which is the case for most students. 
If you plan to remain registered in 
another state or elsewhere in 
Maine, you should start thinking 
about ordering an absentee ballot 
very soon. 

The Bowdoin College 

Democrats will be helping people 
register to vote over the coming 
weeks, and the process is very sim- 
ple. If you have any questions 
about voting, go to 
/votguid06.htm, your home state's 
secretary of state's website, or 


Darren Fishell '09 

Charlie Ticotsky '07 

Tom Rodrigues '06 

Bowdoin College Democrats 

Write a Letter to the Editors 1 . 

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And you thought Orientation was awkward... 

These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 

During the fall of my first year at 
Bowdoin, I felt compelled to join a group 
on the then-benign Facebook called 
"Why Is My Life So Awkward?" Upon 
first discovering the group, 1 had been 
touched. "Finally," I thought to myself, 
"a group of collegians who, like me, have 
failed to outgrow their adolescent inepti- 
tude. I shall find my niche at Bowdoin 

To corroborate just how awkward I 
am, yes, 1 did say that aloud, in a room 
populated by no fewer than five 

This sense of intimacy was dashed, 
however, when I clicked into the group's 
home page and discovered that it was 
comprised of ova 300 members. Gould 
nearly a quarter of the students on cam- 
pus be as chronically maladroit as I? For 
one, that would explain the extreme pop- 
ularity of alcohol on campus. Also, it 
would explain why nobody dates, or 
dances in rhythm, or talks to each other 
ever again after abiding a spontaneous 
sexual impulse. 

Whatever the case, I feel that awk- 
wardness is prevalent enough to deserve 
attention in this column. I wish to share 
with you one of my most awkward 
moments during my time at Bowdoin. 

It came early in the second semester of 
my first year. I was in Thome Hall, 
enjoying a rather typical dinner with my 
floormates. At some point, I said to 
myself (not aloud this time), "Boy, a jam 
sandwich would really hit the spot right 

about now" (That's jam, NOT jelly.) I 
excused myself from the table and ven- 
tured toward the buffet to retrieve my 

(Just in case anybody is hung up on 
the fact that I craved a jam sandwich and 
not a peanut buttcr-and-jam sandwich, I 
would like to make clear, for the record, 
that I harbor no prejudices against peanut 
buttcr-and-jam sandwiches. I enjoy them 
often. Sometimes I opt for a jam-free 
peanut butter sandwich. My taste buds 
are eccentric and unpredictable. Anyway, 
it's none of your damn business and I'd 
appreciate it if you stopped judging me 
and paid attention to the narrative.) 

When 1 arrived at the toast station — by 
which 1 mean the area of the counter 
where n instable bread, toasters, and toast 
x paraphernalia arc available... I don't 
know if it has a name, exactly - 1 found 
it was occupied by a friendly seeming 
young woman who was buttering a slice 
of honey wheat 

Now, I'm not sure what the consensus 
is with regard to etiquette in these cir- 
cumstances, but as far as I'm concerned, 
it is acceptable to reach around the 
snee/c-guard support-pole in order to 
access the jam (or hummus, butter, 
peanut butter, et cetera) as long as you do 
not interfere with the business of the 
obstructing party. 

Why not just wait 1 seconds or so for 
the girl to finish spreading, you may 
inquire? It is a fair question, but please 
bear in mind: I really, rvaily wanted that 
jam sandwich. 

So I awkwardly contorted my body 
into the shape of a question mark and 
made for the jam. Though I managed not 
to touch the girl, she did sort of look at me 
funny when 1 executed this maneuver. Not 
angry or annoyed; just a bit surprised. I 
was, after all, mere centimeters from 
touching her hip with my inner thigh, 
which is among the most awkward places 
for two sober people to accidentally touch. 

Her reaction rankled me. I had been 
counting on her indifference. Hmbarrassed 
and a little panicked, I sought to explain 

"Oh, um. excuse me," I said. 

And then I said tins: 

"Ntrthing like a jam sandwich, says I." 

In a numb instant, I traveled several 
seconds into the past. This time, when I 
uttered perhaps the most awkward line 
imaginable, I was completely outside my 
body, watching tlie scene untold in slow 
motion as I screamed "No! Don't say it!" 
at the top of my lungs. 

I mean, seriously, "Says I"? Where on 
earth could I liave picket! tliat up'.' It 
sounds like something I mast have 
absorbed from the Renaissance fairs or sea 
chanteys of my youth. Why it reared its 
awkward head that fateful day in Thome. 
I cannot figure for the life of me. 

The stranger smiled that slight polite 
smile that you use when someone says 
something that you don't understand and 

then grins in anticipation of your reaction. 
The full weight of the awkwardness of our 
interaction had clearly not stnick lier yet. I, 
on the other hand, was pinned to tlie floor 
by it the breath escaping my txxfy, fol- 
lowed closely by my dignity 

I recently checked the gnnip pipe for 
"Why Is My Life So Awkwanl'.'" and 
timnd that nearly half the people wIm> 
were members two years ago have since 
left the group. IXies this mean that as tlie 
college expenence wears on, people 
become less awkward'.' If this is the case, 
then I once again feel I ;un in the minority, 
having helplessly watclicd myself become 
exponentially more awkward as my adult 
lite has progressed. 

But perhaps I am not alone. I'm think- 
ing of starting a new gnxip, something 
afong the lines of "Despite Pretenses to 
Maturity, I Remain Wretchedly 
Awkward." I welcome anyone to join. 

Nothing like a little camaraderie and 
commiseration, says I. 




What is a new activity or interest that you want 

to pursue this year? 

Fahad Hasan '07 

"I was going to join JV soccer but 

they told me they were running laps, 

so I didn't." 

Niki Fitzgerald '09 

"I signed up tor craft classes because I 
had knee surgery and can't really do ath- 
letic stuff. I'm taking a pottery class and 
a jewelry class!" 


"I'm signing up for bowling because 

you get to make up your own team and 

design vour own uniform." 


Tm hoping to get a radio show with 
two other people on my floor." 

Eric Harrison '09 

"I might do Bears and Cubs, which is a 

community service project in Brynswick. 

Kids come to campus every other week 

and we get to play with them." 

Ian Yaffe '09 

"I'm on the Topsham Fire 

Department and I want to get 

EMT certified."- 

Compiled by Anne Tolsma 




September 15-21 



Sing your heart out ar 

(.ampus-wide karaoke night. 
Jack Magee's Pub. 
7:45 p.m.- 12 a.m. 

/ * Female Orgasm 

The Bowdoin Women's Association 

presents sex educators Marshal Miller and 

Dorian Solot, who will address various 

topics regarding human sexuality. Men and 

women are welcome to attend this 

educational and humorous lecture. 
eaveland 151. 
Druckenmiuler Hall. 
8- 10P.M 


Come watch the 1968 cop movie 

starring Steve McQueen, which the 

Bowdoin Film Society deemed, "The film 

that made car chases awesome." 

Smith Auditorium. Sills Hall, 

7 p.m. 



Common Good Day 

Join members of the Bowdoin community 

as they dedicate three hours of service 

to various local organizations. 

Quad. 12 p.m. 


Smith Auditorium. Sn is Hall 
7 p.m. 


Sunday Mass 

Bowdoin Chapel. 

9 P.M. 

Bobby Guerette, The Bowdoin Orient 
Sophomore Sarah Bernhcim subdues her sweet tooth at last week's showing of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." 


National Play-Doh Day 

Let your inner child run free by participating 

in a Play-Doh creativity contest sponsored by 

Residential Life. Prizes will be awarded. 

Morrell Lounge. Smith Union. 

12:30-4 p.m. 

Constitution Day (observed) 

Celebrate the signing of the United States 

Constitution with Residential Life. Come for 

free cake, stickers, pencils, and register 

. to vote in the state of Maine. 
Morrell Lounge. Smith union. 
12:30-4 p.m. 


Blood drive 

The American Red Cross encourages your 

donations. Please bring photo I.D. 

Morrell Gymnasium, 

3- 10 p.m. 

Campus Kitchen Project 

An organization consisting of food recovery 

and meal distribution programs. 

Room 117, Sills Hall. 

8 P.M. 



Blood drive 

Ladd House. 

12-5 p.m 

Student activities fair 

Visit with representatives from various 

student groups and get involved 

in campus organizations. 


7 - 9 P.M, 

Francois Verster 

The screening of her documentary 

"The Mothers' House" will be followed by a 

conversation with this Emmy-nominated 

South African filmmaker. 

Kresge Auditorium, 

Visual Arts Center. 

7- 10 P.M 

> Ikmoi'i 

up prior to last week's scrimmage on Pkkard Field. 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 


Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

September 22, 2006 
Volume CXXXVI, Number 3 

Senior takes a swing for the Bowdoin Pines 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

James Knuckles '07 swings his bat during a leisurely game of Home Run Derby on the Quad on 
Saturday. Charlie Ticotsky '07 was the pitcher, and Sam Chapple-Sokol '07 was in the outfield. 
It is unknown whether Knuckles made contact. 

President issues 
Darfur proposal 

Women winning college race 

Women outnumbering 

men in admissions, 
reflects national trend 

by Beth Kowitt 
Orient Staff 

In 1971, 250 women applied to 
Bowdoin. The College wanted only 
30 of them. 

Today, the number of women on 
campus has risen to the point 
where, at this once all-male cam- 
pus, there are now more women 
than men. 

The phenomenon of women out- 
numbering men on U.S. campuses 
has received national attention. But 

it may be in more areas than admis- 
sions that women's numbers are 

The New York Times published a 
front-page article in July reporting 
that while women are having more 
success in college than ever, men 
are falling behind in enrollment, 
academic achievement, and 
involvement in campus activities. 

To see if the national trends 
apply to Bowdoin, the Orient 
spoke with more than 10 members 
of the faculty, staff, and adminis- 
tration, analyzed Bowdoin's 
Common Data Set and Phi Beta 
Kappa records, several other col- 
leges' factbooks and Common 
Data Sets, and national statistics on 

higher education. 

While Bowdoin reflects the 
national trends in some respects, in 
others it does not. 

Changing tines 

In the fall of 2005, the total stu- 
dent body at Bowdoin was slightly 
more than 50 percent female. That 
percentage is much higher for col- 
leges and universities nationwide. 
In its July article, the New York 
Times reported that women made 
up 58 percent of students enrolled 
in two- and four-year colleges. And 
the National Center for Education 

Please see WOMEN, page 4 

by Nat Herz 
Orient Staff 

After a lively trustee meeting, rec- 
ommendations by an advisory com- 
mittee, and four months of delibera- 
tion, President Barry Mills made 
public on Wednesday his recommen- 
dations for Bowdoin's investment 
policy on the humanitarian situation 
in the Darfur region of Sudan. 

Among these recommendations is 
a provision for the College to set 
aside for humanitarian efforts any 
profits garnered from indirect invest- 
ments in companies that support the 
genocide and the Sudanese govern- 

In a public statement, Mills said 
that Bowdoin should make no direct 
investments in the region. Bowdoin 
currently has no investments, direct 
or indirect, in Darfur from which to 

Mills adhered to the majority of 
me recommendations by the adviso- 
ry committee on Darfur (ACOD), 
but broke with the ACOD on 
whether to terminate fund managers 
who would not liquidate holdings in 
Darfur-related companies. 

Since Bowdoin invests the bulk of 
its endowment indirectly through 
various funds and pools controlled 
by professionar^ managers, the 
College does not have complete con- 
trol over the allocation of all of its 
investments. The ACOD had recom- 
mended the termination of any man- 
agers who ignored Bowdoin's poten- 
tial position on Darfur and invested 
in companies that financially sup- 
ported the Sudanese government. 


Or Wednesday, President lorry Mills 
released his proposal for the creation of 

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Though Mills did not agree with 
the committee on this specific issue, 
he did recommend that any profits 
from indirectly held investments be 
set aside and donated to humanitari- 
an efforts in the region, adding that 
no other college or university has 
taken this step. 

"I think you can say that it is cer- 

Please see DARFUR. page 2 

College moves forward 
with plans for new gym 


Judd wants 'seamless' education 

by Steve Kolowich 
Orient Staff 

The days of waiting in line for 
treadmills, lifting dumbbells elbow- 
to-elbow with teammates, and 
searching in vain for spaces to 
stretch may be numbered for 
Bowdoin students. 

In recent months, the Office of 
Planning and Development has 
made progress in its plans to con- 
struct new, state-of-the-art workout 
facilities to replace the much- 
maligned Sydney B. Watson Fitness 

According to Senior Vice 
President for Planning and 
Administration and Chief 


Some teams find that there simply isn't 
enough field space for all of them at the 
Farley fields. Story, page S. 

Development Officer Bill Totrty, the 
proposed fitness center could be as 
large as 13,000 square feet -more 
than twice the si/e of conference 
rival Colby College's fitness center 
and approximately three times as 
large as Watson. 

The total cost of the renovation 
has been estimated at $6 million: $5 
million for the construction of the 
new facilities, and an additional $1 

Please see FITNESS, page 5 



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initiatives hindered 

by concern for history 

Page 7 

bv Beth Kowitt 
and Bobbv Guerette 

Orient Stm-i- 

Cnstle Collins Judd is serious 
about the liberal arts 

"A liberal arts college education 
teaches people how to think, how to 
write, how to communicate, how to 
deal with knowledge, how to explore 
new problems," said Judd. 
Bowdoin's new dean for academic 
affairs. "Those are the things that 
prepare people for engaged citizen- 
ship and leadership." 

To make certain Bowdoin pro- 
duces students who have these qual- 
ities, Judd said that making the tran- 
sition between different aspects of 
student life "seamless" is crucial. 

"There are places from the curric- 
ula!, to the co-curricular, and to the 
extracurricular where we can proba- 
bly make the continuum smoother," 
she said. "I see that as the number 
one challenge facing us in terms of 
academic life." 

Judd points to the arts as an area at 
Bowdoin where there is a possibility 
of creating such a continuum and 
would like to see the arts as central 
to the College in the 21st century. 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Dean for Academic Affairs 
Cristle Collins Judd poses in her 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall 

She believes that now, with such 
projects as the museum renovation 
and the new recital hall well under- 
way, is the right time for this to hap- 

"The crucial point is the arts with- 
in the liberal arts. This is not some- 
how to have arts instead of or with 
greater priority than sciences, social 

sciences, or humanities,'" Judd said. 
"It is recognizing that most students 
are or ought to be really well-round- 
ed >tudents, that we ought to be in a 
place where the very best students 
can come and have a full expression 
of their intellectual capabilities, 
including those artistic capabilities." 

Judd said that while she sees sup- 
porting the arts as important, the 
Office of Student Affairs' primary 
focus needs to be on "supporting the 
faculty here in their lives as scholar- 
creators and as teachers." 

"Life as a faculty member goes 
through a career trajectory from the 
time you arrive at a place like 
Bowdoin," Judd said. "To come to a 
place like Bowdoin means that peo- 
ple have to be both extraordinary 
teachers and scholars or artists of 
distinction. Supporting that means 
making it possible for people to cre- 
ate and research." 

According to Judd, that includes 
making sure professors have sabbat- 
ical opportunities, connecting into 
various kinds of grants, and giving 
professors a course load that allows 
them to pursue their work outside of 

Please see JUDD. page 2 * 




Investments recommendation to move to Board of Trustees 

DARFUK from page I 

uinly as activist at any college that 
we've teen," Mills said in an inter- 
view. "No other place is saying that if 
they make any profits from [indirect 
investments] that they're not going to 
keep the money.*' 

Mills also differed from the 
committee by saying that there is 
no need to create a standing com- 
mittee to recommend college 
responses to global issues, though 
he said he would create a commit- 
tee to assist him in determining 
companies' complicity with the 
genocide and the Sudanese govern- 
ment. Additionally, Mills said that 
Bowdoin should inform the man- 
agers of its indirectly invested 
funds of the College's position on 

"The College should encourage 
individual activism on these 
important issues centered on the 
common good," he wrote. 
"However, activism is not created 
or mandated— it is not the stuff of 
committees. It is generated out of 
education, awareness, and should 
be nurtured and supported by the 
College. Our efforts in community 
service are designed to 'bubble up' 
from our students, faculty and 
staff rather than being imposed 
by the College and to demon- 
strate the effectiveness of activism 
where the interest is self-motivat- 
ed ." 

In the interview. Mills expressed 
his uncertainty that a non-invest- 
ment policy would have a positive 
impact on the situation, but 
acknowledged the symbolic value 
of the gesture. 

"I'm personally quite skeptical 
that the collective activity of 
divestment will have an impact on 
the situation in Darfur." he said. 
"Nonetheless. 1 think it's the nght 
thing to do. .We've in a thoughtful 
way tried to balance the various 
interests that we're dealing with 

Mills also called upon 
Bowdoin 's student body to reaf- 
firm its commitment to activism, a 
commitment that he said had dwin- 
dled following the intense discus- 
sion this last spring. 

"I don't think it's the role of the 
College to tell people what to do in 
terms of activism ." 

"The real measure of Bowdoin "s 
excellence is that it comes from 
people's hearts. This is a horrible 
situation and there ought to be out- 
rage. Where is that outrage?" he 
said in the interview. 

James MacAllen '66. one of the 
two trustees on the ACOD, said 

"The real measure of 
Bowdoin's excellence 
is that it comes from 
people's hearts... This 
is a horrible situation 
and there ought to be 
outrage. " 

Barry Mills 

that he was happy with Mills's rec- 

"I think it's a tremendous syn- 
thesis of all the perspectives and 
opinions," he said. "The opinions 
were widely varying, but Barry 
pulled it all together and I think he 
has come up with a wonderful 
statement, specifically on this par- 
ticular issue, but also by setting out 
principles we can look to when and 
if other situations like this arise in 
the future." 

James Ward, a professor of 
mathematics and the faculty repre- 
sentative to the trustees' invest- 
ment committee, said that he also 
felt Mills had balanced competing 

"On the one hand there's a body 
of opinion that says the people that 
do the investing have a fiduciary 
responsibility to the institution and 
to both those who came before us 
and those who came after us... and 
that the fewer constraints you put 
on the process the better," he said. 

"The other point of view is that 
there are times when the institu- 
tions' ethics ought to prevail. And I 
think that's where we are now," he 

"I think we've recognized in this 
policy that this is a serious-enough 
situation that we ought to be 
among the institutions that are 
making a statement about it in a 
meaningful way. I think what 
appears in this policy is a workable 
plan. I'm pleased with it." 

Assistant Professor of History 
David Gordon expressed a bit more 

"There is a tendency to respond 
to African crises without being 
informed; I applaud the fact that 
there was much education and 
reflection about this issue before 
the recommendations were made," 
he wrote in an email. "That said, 
those concerned with Darfur 
should recognize that it is a 

dynamic and complex situation 
without a clear solution — a situa- 
tion where heavy-handed doses of 
western goodwill will be represent- 
ed and interpreted as imperial 

Sam Minot '08, co-president of 
the Bowdoin Democratic Left, said 
that although Mills's recommenda- 
tions were good, the College could 
go further in terms of responsible 

"We can make sure that we're 
not putting our money in bad 
places, but that doesn't mean that 
we're putting our money in places 
that will help humanity," he said. 

"I think we should feel a [duty] 
to invest the endowment in social- 
ly responsible places. Because that 
is the only way we can be sure the 
endowment is serving the common 
good and not just ourselves." 

While many colleges have adopt- 
ed investment policies specifically 
pertaining to Darfur, a number have 
also created committees to guide 
them in socially responsible invest- 
ing, including Swarthmore, 
Barnard, and Hampshire. In most 
cases, these committees meet regu- 
larly to help advise schools' invest- 
ment policies. 

The trustees next meet as a 
whole body at the Bowdoin cam- 
paign kick-off in Boston on 
November 9HJ. 

At Bowdoin\students in the 
Darfur Coalition, made up of six 
different student groups, are again 
mobilizing in an attempt to raise 
awareness and support for Darfur. 

"We just had a meeting last 
night... and we are planning to do a 
number of events this fall in a vari- 
ety of areas... awareness raising, 
fund raising... and we're also try- 
ing to expand the group to include 
any students who are interested in 
the subject so that we can better 
address the situation," said Liz 
Leiwant '08, a member of the 
Darfur Coalition. 

"We decided that the plan we're 
going to go forward with is to work 
with the other colleges in Maine 
and to have a week later this 
semester when we have several 
different events," Leiwant said, 
noting that the groups would prob- 
ably be raising money for the 
Genocide Intervention Network, an 
NGO dedicated to helping individ- 
uals and communities to prevent 
and stop genocide. 

But, she said, "we're still in the 
beginning of the planning stages." 

On the web: Mills's recommenda- 
tion can be accessed at 
issues/ darfur. 

BPD issues 5 trespass warnings 

Brunswick police issued criminal 
trespass warnings to five local resi- 
dents who allegedly were engaging 
in disorderly conduct near Baxter 
House on Saturday night 

Department of Safety and Security 
Officer Matt Hunt was on bike patrol 
when he noticed the individuals on 
College Street at around 10 p.m., 
Director of Safety and Security 
Randy Nichols said. 

Some of the young men were then 
seen moving toward Baxter House 
and appeared to be engaging in an 
altercation with each other, Nichols 

Security and Brunswick police 
offers responded. The individuals 
told investigators they were joking 
with each other and said they were 
not fighting. 

Two of the men had been issued 
warnings in the past, but those warn- 
ings had expired. 

Bowdoin students were not 
involved, Nichols said. He said that 
Security likes to stop such situations 
before the behavior escalates. 

'if students observe unusual activ- 
ity, we urge them to call Security 
immediately," he said. 

—Bobby Gverette 

Academic affairs dean plans to team 
up for "living-learning community }i 

JUDD. from page 1 

the classroom. 

This research component and an 
excellence in teaching are necessary 
for professors at Bowdoin to be 
awarded tenure. A third component 
of service is also a criterion. Judd 
believes that neither teaching nor 
research trumps the other. 

Judd said teaching and research go 
"hand-in-hand" because excellent 
teachers are teachers who are 
engaged and active scholars and cre- 

"We can't and won't do one with- 
out the other," Judd said. "That's 
what liberal arts colleges do particu- 
larly well — they integrate those two 
features. So it's not teaching versus 
research, or research versus teaching. 
It's intertwined teaching and 

While it is important to foster this 
type of environment for faculty, Judd 
also believes it is essential to create a 
similar setting for students that 
allows them to engage intellectually. 
A large component of this is ensuring 
that the new curriculum requirements 
work smoothly. 

"The faculty thought long and 
hard about [the new curriculum], 
so we are in a place of really hav- 
ing worked on the curriculum and 
the majors," said Judd. "But for 
someone who is new looking from 
the outside, we still have these 
moments of division between 
what's academic and what's 

One area that Judd identified as in 
need of improvement was advising. 
She said that while engagement with 
and accessibility of faculty was "off 
the charts" in a survey of graduating 
seniors, students indicated advising 
was lacking. 

"So it's not teaching 
versus research, or 
research versus teach- 
ing. It's intertwined 
teaching and 
research. " 

Cristle Collins Judd 
Dean for Academic Affairs 

"I found that an interesting sort 
of contrast, because it's clear that 
the individual relationships stu- 
dents make with faculty here are 
something that they find not only 
highly satisfying but a crucial part 
of the Bowdoin experience," Judd 
said. "The question is how formal- 
ized mechanisms are understood, 
or how we make that part of it 

Judd plans to team up with the dean 
of student affairs to work on this and 
other aspects of what she referred to as 
"the living-learning community." 

In addition to her dean position, Judd 
also serves as a professor of music. 
Although her hectic schedule will keep 
her from teaching this semester, Judd 
has found other ways to interact with 
students. She is forming a student advi- 
sory board for the office. 

"I think it's really important for us 
to have a way both to work with stu- 
dents who are on committees, which 
we do, but for me to have a sounding 
board," she said, "and be able to 
work with students and have a con- 
versation about initiatives that are 
coming out of the office but also the 
chance to hear back." 

Sun bids goodbye for the weekend, back on Monday; temperatures in the 60s all week 

Senior Alden Karr relaxes on 
the Quad. Though the weath- 
er is supposed to deteriorate 
over the weekend, Brunswick 
should get at least one more 
week of warm weather as the 
sun returns on Monday. 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 




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The SAFE laptop protection plates attach to the top of the computer. Individual tracking numbers 
can be used to return a lost or stolen laptop to the owner. If removed, a tattoo is left on the com- 
puter indicating that it was stolen. 

Security offers theft deterrent 

by Bobby Guerette 
Orient Staff 

Your laptop might soon be 
worthless to a thief cruising cam- 
pus for a computer. 

That's because the Department 
of Safety and Security, Information 
Technology, and Bowdoin Student 
Government have teamed up to 
help students install pairs of theft- 
prevention plates on their portable 
computers. One plate warns poten- 
tial bandits against lifting the lap- 
top, and the other displays a track- 
ing number and a phone number to 
call if the computer is found with- 
out its owner. 

Should the thief summon the 
800 pounds of pressure necessary 
to pull the plates off, he will dis- 
cover a permanent tattoo that 
declares the computer stolen prop- 
erty and offers a phone number. 
That statement means that there is 
no financial advantage to stealing a 

"The laptop has no value for 
resale on the street," Director of 
Safety and Security Randy Nichols 
said. A pawn-shop owner, for 
instance, would likely refuse to buy 
the computer and instead call the 
number or the police. 

Nichols said the No. I benefit of 
the plates is the deterrent value that 
they offer, since the warnings and 
threats will indicate to a potential 
thief that the crime isn't worth it. 

Thursday, September 14 

• A student in Chamberlain Hall 
was drying her hair too close to a 
heat/smoke detector which then 
activated. The building was evacu- 
ated and Brunswick Fire 
Department responded. 

Friday, September 15 

• An unregistered event involv- 
ing over 50 students at Smith 
House was dispersed. Eight Smith 
House residents were reported to 
the dean of student affairs for disci- 
plinary action. 

• A vehicle belonging to a 
Brunswick Apartments P resident 
was tampered with. 

• A Coles Tower student reported 
that a side mirror was damaged on 
his vehicle while it was parked on 
Park Row. 

• Two abandoned bicycles were 
recovered at Brunswick Apartments. 

Should a thief try to 
pull the plate off, he 
will discover a perma- 
nent tattoo that 
declares the computer 
stolen property. 

Should a student misplace a laptop, 
the plates also help a person who 
finds the computer return it to the 

While none have been stolen this 
year, Nichols estimated that 10 to 
1 2 laptops were taken from campus 
last year. He said that some of the 
laptops were sold on the streets of 
Boston. In conjunction with police. 
Security recovered some of the 
computers stolen last year. 

"We work the cases hard, and we 
don't give up on them," Nichols 

The laptop plates, which are sold 
under the STOP Security Tracking 
of Office Property brand, can be 
purchased at Security's office in 
Rhodes Hall. 

The plates are being offered to 
students for $10 each. Nichols said 
CIO Mitch Davis and Director of 
Consulting and Support Rebecca 
Sandlin helped provide funding for 
a bulk order of 500 pairs. When 

ordering individually through 
STOP, customers typically pay 
about $25 per set. 

Nichols said interested students 
can bring their laptops to Office 
Coordinator Amy Dionne. Dionne 
will install the plates and bill the 
student's account through the 
Bursar's office. The plates remain 
active for the life of the computer. 

"It's one-stop shopping," 
Nichols said. 

Dionne will also enter the track- 
ing number and computer's serial 
number into a database. If the com- 
puter is ever stolen, Security can 
work with the Brunswick Police 
Department to send the information 
to the FBI's National Crime 
Information Center, which police 
departments across the U.S. use to 
help identify stolen property. If a 
student sells his or her registered 
laptop, he or she can notify STOP 
that the laptop is legally changing 

Nichols said he learned about the 
program when contacted by STOP. 

"I was intrigued, because last 
year, we wanted to do more." he 

Security is working with student 
government to make students 
aware of the program. Nichols said 
He also encouraged students to pur- 
chase a locking cable through the 
Bowdoin Bookstore and contact IT 
about installing tracking software 
that the College offers 

East Hall lice case 
worries students 

One student 

diagnosed; little chance 

of further spread 

by Gemma Leghorn 
Orient Staff 

A case of head lice was discovered 
in a first-year dorm last week, alarm- 
ing many residents and sending a 
stream of worried students to the 
health center. 

According to the Dudley Coe 
Health Center, only one student who 
came in to be checked last week had 
an actual case of head lice, but nearly 
40 students were seen at Dudley Coe 
in regards to the outbreak. 

Immediately after the first case was 
diagnosed on Wednesday night, stu- 
dents checked each other for lice and 
eggs. Within a few hours, many other 
students on the floor believed they too 
had lice. Students made a late-night 
run to Wal-Mart to buy toxic lice 
shampoo, and by morning almost 
everyone on the floor had treated their 

"There was self-diagnosis going on, 
but the health center wasn't verifying," 
said Proctor Dan Robinson '07. 

Once the news broke within the 
dorm on Thursday morning, students 
from all floors of the dorm were alert- 
ing each other, sending a flurry of first 
years to die health center. Some stu- 
dents said they felt itchy just after 
hearing the word "lice." 

"One student was diagnosed. We're 
breaking 40 on the number of students 
who have come in here to be checked. 
Many have already treated themselves 
and have come back because they are 
convinced the lice are back," said 
College Physician and Director of 
Health Services Jeff Benson. 

"Ninety percent of the people [who 
have come in to be checked] have had 
no direct contact with the person who 
had lice or anything the person 
touched," he said. 

Despite the fact that only one stu- 
dent was diagnosed with the condition, 
residents of the affected floor were ini- 
tially frustrated by the response of the 
College, specifically the failure to help 
students pay for any of the related 
costs. Students spent a combined $ 140 
for the lice shampoo, and also spent 
money doing laundry and washing 
sheets, clothes, and anything else that 
might have come in contact with the 

In recent davs, however, as con- 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 9/14 to 9/21 

• The elevator in Hyde Hall mal- 
functioned; officers secured it and a 
repair crew was summoned. 

Saturday, September 16 

• A student playing rugby at Farley 
dislocated his shoulder and was 
transported to Parkview Hospital by 
Brunswick Rescue. 

• A student with an undisclosed ill- 
ness was transferred from Dudley- 
Coe Health Center to Mid Coast 

• A student with a possible concus- 
sion was transported to Mid Coast 
Hospital by Brunswick Rescue. 

• A student was transported from 
Farley to Parkview Hospital at the 
request of an athletic trainer. 

• An unregistered event was dis- 
persed on the fifth floor of Coles 
Tower. Three Coles Tower stu- 
dents have been referred to the 
dean of student affairs for alcohol 

policy violations. 

• Five Brunswick area teens caus- 
ing a disturbance on College Street 
near Baxter House were issued crim- 
inal trespass warnings, banning them 
from all College property for one 

• The fire alarm was activated by a 
fog machine during a Ladd House 
toga party. The house was evacuated 
as the Brunswick Fire Department 

• An intoxicated female Maine 
Hall student who had consumed 
hard liquor was discovered passed 
out in a dorm bathroom. 
Brunswick Rescue transported the 
student to Parkview Hospital 
where she was admitted, treated, 
and later released. The matter has 
been referred to the Dean of 
Student Affairs. NOTE: No stu- 
dent, regardless of age, may pos- 

se&8 hard liquor in College resi- 

Sunday, September 17 

• A Chamberlain Hall student 
reported that someone attempted to 
remove the room number placard 
from her door. 

, • A staff member turned in a found 
wallet belonging to a campus visitor. 
The owner was located and the wal- 
let returned. 

• Two empty unregistered beer 
kegs were confiscated from 
MacMillan House. 

Tuesday, September 19 

• Another Chamberlain Hall hair 
dryer set off a fire alarm. The build- 
ing was evacuated until Brunswick 
Fire Department responded and gave 
the all-clear. 

Wednesday, September 20 

• A staff member reported that a 
pair of black and yellow Ironclad 

Courtesy of 

A louse is seen in a stock 
photo taken by an electron 

cerns have surfaced again about the 
possibility of the lice being back, stu- 
dents said that they feel the health cen- 
ter has become helpful and responsive. 
According to Benson, Dudley Coe has 
set aside time to check or recheck 
everyone on the floor. 

"Our hope is that if everyone can be 
cleared at the same time, and then go 
back to their floor and clean up as 
we've instructed, we'll be more cer- 
tain of having stopped this cycle, and 
by that I mean botJi possible infesta- 
tions and ongoing concerns." he said. 

Because a college environment 
requires that students live in close 
proximity to one another, lice can be 
difficult to manage. However, die ini- 
tial panic has subsided, and more of 
Uhe tacts are now known. Many stu- 
dents are now taking it in stride, and 
said that they were relieved the situa- 
tion wasn't worse. 

"It's not a btg deal, anyway Get 
some shampoo and wash it out" said 
Alexi Thomakos '10. 

i think we should get together and 
rub heads," he joked. 

According to Benson, lice are 
extremely rare. Typically, only zero to 
two students per year contract them. 

"I cant even remember the last tune 
something like this happened." he 
said. "It's that uncommon." 

Correction: Last week's student 
government election results article 
mistakenly reported the Class of 
200 7 office to which Jm Sun Kim 
'07 was elected. Kim won the vice 
presidency. Elizabeth Launts was 
elected treasurer. 

work gloves was stolen from a 
moped parked behind Rhodes Hall. 

• Two students that were stuck in 
an elevator on the 13th, floor of 
Coles Tower were released by 
Bowdoin Security officers and 
Brunswick Fire Department per- 

• A fire alarm at Harpswell 
Apartments was triggered by 
smoke from burnt food. 

• Security officers checked on 
the wellbeing of a student; the mat- 
ter was handled by the Counseling 

Thursday, September 21 
•Security confiscated 98 Jell-0 
shots containing hard liquor (a 
College alcohol policy violation) 
from Qumby House. 

— Compiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Set-urity. 






WOMEN, from page l 

Statistics reported that in 2003- 
2004 women earned 57 percent of 
all bachelor's degrees. 

"The percentage of women in 
college [nationwide] compared to 
men right now is dramatically out 
of balance," said new Dean of 
Admissions Bill Shain in an inter- 
view about his plans for Bowdoin 
earlier this month. 

While the class entering Bowdoin 
in 2003 was about 54 percent female, 
the College admits the same percent- 
age of men and women from their 
respective applicant pools The dis- 
parity therefore stems from a greater 
number of women applying. 

Bowdoin reported 366 more 
women than men applied to enter 
the College for the fall of 2005 
While the admit rate and enrollment 
rate for the male and female appli- 
cant pools were nearly identical, 
women outnumbered men in the 
class 257 to 220 (54 percent women 
to 46 percent men) 

"I don't know at what point hay- 
ing too many of one gender would 
he a bad thing," said Shain. "And I 
don't think being 50-50 is very 
important, but somewhere between 
50-50 and dramatic imbalance 
there's a tipping point I don't think 
we're there, but I think many liber- 
al arts colleges are " 

For example, at Vassar College, 
once an all-female institution, 5° 
percent of enrolled students were 
women in the fall of 2005. Bates 
and Colby colleges reflected a bal- 
ance more similar to Bowdoin's, 
with the schools both reporting 
about 52-53 percent women in their 
incoming classes in the fall of 2005. 

More telling at Bowdoin than the 
breakdown of percentages for the 
current class is how these numbers 
have changed over time. 

In the 2001-2002 academic year, 
the first-year class was 50.4 percent 
women, and there were still -more 
men than women on campus by 
about 2 percentage points (824 men 
to 797 women). But just one year 
later, the ratio flipped, and women 
outnumbered men by the same ratio, 
reflecting the fact that the incoming 
class was 52 percent female. 

At some colleges, officials are 
trying to address the disparity. The 
New York Times reported that 40 
percent of applicants to Brown for 
this year's- incoming class were 
male, but 47 percent of those admit- 
ted were men. 

At Davidson College, a small lib- 
eral arts college in North Carolina, 
over 200 more women than men 
applied to enter for the fall of 2005, 
but only six more women than men 
were accepted. Davidson reported 
that it is meeting its goal of "equal 
enrollment by gender. The desired 
gender balance was achieved by the 
number of men and women differ- 
ing by only three." 

Shain said that Bowdoin. howev- 
er, does not "run a specifically gen- 
der-aware process." 

"You'll do some fine-turning, and it 
could certainly have an effect on the 
waiting list," he said. "Part of it is you 
have facilities that arc sometimes gen- 
der-specific, athletics or housing. The 
second thing is that you're building a 
community. There are certain balances 
that are important There are some [col- 
leges] that are over 60 percent female. 
That affects everyone's social relation- 

Making the grade 

Women are not only getting into 
Bowdoin in greater numbers, but 

Breaking down Bowdoin by gender 

Phi Beta Kappa honors 

In 2005 ond 2006, women comprised 2 of every 3 students who received Phi Beta 
Kappa honors at Bowdoin. 






If (50%) 








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Study habits 

One question on a spring 2001 Bowdoin survey showed that there was not a signfi- 
cont difference between the study habits of men and women. The question asked 
how many hours a week they spend studying for each of their courses. 

TO T A 1 


Fewer than 5 




5 to 10 




10 to 15 




1 15 to 20 




More than 20 





Judicial Board social code cases 

Men comprised the majority of social code violation cases that were sent to the 
Judicial Board over the post three academic years. 






Judicial Board academic honor code cases 

The pattern of academic honor code cases sent to the Judicial Board does not present 
as clear a picture as the social code cases. 







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some evidence, while not conclu- 
sive, suggests they may be doing 
better while they are here. 

The degree of that trend is not 
clear since the College did not 
release information on grades to the 

"We just have always had a poli- 
cy that we don't break down SAT 
scores and GPA by subgroups," said 
Director of Institutional Research 
Christine Brooks Cote. "It can lead 
to misinterpretation." 

However, the Orient's analysis of 
Bowdoin's Phi Beta Kappa records 
reflects the national trend of greater 
female academic success. The 
breakdown showed that women 
receiving the honor have signifi- 
cantly outnumbered men over the 
last several years. 

In 1990 and 1995. women and 
men received Phi Beta Kappa hon- 
ors — determined primarily by 
"scholarly achievement," according 
to the Bowdoin web site — about 
equally. But in 2000, the percentage 
of women jumped to about 57 per- 
cent. At last year's graduation, the 
number of women receiving the 
honor reached 69 percent, or 29 out 
of 42. 

Professor of Economics Rachel 
Connelly, who is also acting chair 

of the Department of Gender and 
Women's Studies, is unconvinced 
about the concern over what some 
in the mainstream media are calling 
a "boy crisis" in academics. 

"It's garbage," said Connelly. "I 
think that whenever women are 
doing worse than men, we see it as 
normal, but whenever women are 
doing better than men it's a big 
problem. 1 don't deny that there are 
concerns about rates of college 
attendance of young men in the 
United States, but the solution is not 
to look at why women are doing so 

Director of Institutional Research 
and Assessment Mark Freeman at 
Colby College said his office only 
breaks down GPA internally, but 
that "informally, we don't see a dra- 
matic difference" between men and 

At Bates College, Director of 
Institutional Planning and Analysis 
Jim Ferguson said that "women 
tend to be slightly higher than the 
men," but probably only in the 
range of half a letter grade. 

"It's not that great a difference," 
Ferguson said. 

There also is some suggestion 
that women are more likely to do 
their schoolwork than men. A 2000 

spring survey of students conducted 
by Bowdoin's Office of 
Institutional Research showed that 
49 percent of women compared to 
28.6 percent of men completed all 
assigned readings for class about 
every week. 

But the office's spring 2001 sur- 
vey of students' experiences in 
classes showed that men and 
women spent the same amount of 
time on course work per week and 
attended classes at the same rate. 

Professor of Economics John 
Fitzgerald provided the Orient with 
results from a 2006 spring semester 
survey of first-year students regard- 
ing their use of time. The survey 
was administered during the third 
week of the 2006 spring semester 
and a second time during the 10th 
week to the same randomly selected 
group of about 200 first-year stu- 

Fitzgerald said in an email that 
results showed that among other 
things, men on average spend more 
time participating in leisure activi- 
ties and sleeping than women. 

"One possible concern is that 
men and women may report the 
same time use differently," 
Fitzgerald said in an email. "Men 
and women might differ in their 
willingness to admit to leisure or to 
less studying and this would com- 
promise the results." 

Student involvement 

An informal poll of students and 
administrators involved in student 
life beyond academics indicated 
that the degree of male or female 
participation was heavily dependent 
on the type of activity. 

"I would say anecdotally that my 
impression would be that in terms 
of organizational involvement, in 
terms of leadership, that women are 
more engaged," said Dean of 
Student Affairs Tim Foster. 

However, Foster noted there is a 
stronger male presence in student 

• Director of Student Life Allen 
DeLong said that in the past five 
years, only one woman has been 
Bowdoin Student Government 
(BSG) president or a class presi- 

Though women are not taking on 
the roles of president, they are start- 
ing to fill more positions. 

The Class of 2007 's president, 
DeRay Mckesson, said that the offi- 
cer group he leads has more females 
than males. Also, four BSG vice 
presidents are women. 

Mckesson, who is also a head 
proctor, BSG president, and a head 
tour guide, said that he sees more 
women involved in some of his 
activities than men. 

"Females are more willing to take 
risks in terms of involvement in 
activities outside their comfort 
zones," he said, noting that signifi- 
cantly more tour guides are female 
than male. 

Student Activities Fund 
Committee chair Becca Ginsberg 
'07 said that the group leaders that 
approach her committee for funding 
are "usually pretty even" in terms of 
males and females. 

"I don't see a huge gender divide 
here," Ginsberg said. "I don't think 
that people really think about it that 
much. [Campus groups] are looking 
for the best leaders, and it's great 
that we have both strong males and 

But some campus organizations, 
especially those involving commu- 
nity service activities, have an over- 
whelmingly female makeup. Of the 

42 students who lead the volunteer 
organizations under the Community 
Service Council, 3 1 are women. 

Study away has also seen higher 
participation by women. Statistics 
from the Office of Off-Campus 
Study showed that slightly over 60 
percent of the students who plan to 
study away this year are women. 

Director of Off-Campus Study 
Stephen Hall said that the discrep- 
ancy between men and women 
studying away is lower than at most 
schools. He has been compiling 
information on 24 schools in the 
Northeast and has found that 
"women are overrepresented [in 
study abroad] almost everywhere." 
Hall found that for those schools, 
67 percent of those studying abroad 
are women. 

He said his office has not taken 
any special measures to recruit 

"We haven't put out the call to 
male students in particular," he 
said. "We're already sending a large 
proportion [to study] away, and 
anyone who wants to study abroad 
probably realizes that the opportu- 
nity exists." 

According to Hall, the majors 
that tend to send more students 
abroad are art history, English, 
French, Spanish, psychology, and 

"Those departments tend to have 
more women," he said. "But I don't 
think that's the whole answer." 

Hall also noted that while 
some say the national difference 
is due to greater male involve- 
ment in athletics, which prohibits 
them from studying away, at 
Bowdoin a relatively equal num- 
ber of men and women partici- 
pate' in sports. 

"It's not as simple as saying men 
do athletics more and therefore 
study abroad less," said Hall. 

One service offered by the 
College that sees little discrepancy 
between male and female use is the 
Career Planning Center (CPC). The 
CPC said that for students regis- 
tered in eBear across the classes of 
2006 through 2010, men and 
women were equally involved in 
career preparation activity, such as 
uploading documents to eBear. 
More women were involved in 
advising activity (53 percent), but 
more men were participating in 
interviewing activity (55 percent). 

Have things really changed? 

Some on campus feel that women 
still have progress to make. 

"My frustration is that we're 
going to forget we haven't achieved 
gender equity in our education sys- 
tem and more importantly in the 
labor market," Connelly, the eco- 
nomics professor, said. "It distracts 
us from the work we still have to 

Connelly has a history of work- 
ing with gender issues on campus. 
She has served on the Oversight 
Committee for the Status of 
Women at Bowdoin, the Task 
Force for Improving the Status of 
Women, and acted as Bowdoin's 
special assistant to the president 
on gender equality for one semes- 
ter in 1998. 

Connelly said that the working 
groups did have success in the 
early years of the committee at 
"really keeping the administra- 
tion's feet to the fire" and made 
gains through programs such as 
faculty development on diversity, 
the implementation of a new sex- 

Please see EQUITY, page 6 





Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Rugby players stretch on the field shared by both the men's and women's teams. Players on the rugby and frisbee teams say that they could benefit from increased field space. 

Frisbee, rugby teams find field space lacking 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

It's not uncommon to hear 
"Heads! Heads!" shouted across 
the men's ultimate Frisbee field, 
followed by a careening disc and a 
-wave of players ducking and cov- 
ering their heads with their hands. 
With anywhere between 30 and 50 
men at any given practice, men's 
ultimate Frisbee is the most popu- 
lar club sport team at the College. 
Currently, though, the team is allo- 
cated one regulation-size field at 
Pickard Fields. 

For many years, the men's ulti- 
mate team was smaller than today 
and shared a field with the 
women's team. But Bowdoin, 
reflecting a national trend, has 
seen a significant increase in par- 
ticipation within the last few 
years. Three years ago, the teams 
requested their own fields. 

According to Matt Murchison 
'07, one of the team's captains, 
one field is insufficient to accom- 
modate increasing interest in the 


Ym trying to everyone a great experience, but demand for 
field space is growing faster than what Yve been able to create." 

Jeff Ward 
Director of Athletics 

game. If men's ultimate had two 
fields, he said, they could split the 
A and B teams, allowing more 
practice for players of all ability 
levels. This would allow rookies to 
learn faster, increasing the team's 
overall competitiveness. 

Additionally, men's Frisbee, 
which won Division II Sectionals 
last weekend and claimed the 
Division II Regionals title last 
year, is moving up to Division I 
next season. 

"If we want to be a really com- 
petitive Div. I program, we need to 
split up A and B, which will 
require more field space," 
Murchison said. 

Sharing fields is an issue for the 

rugby teams as well. Currently, 
both the men's and the women's 
rugby teams share one field during 
practice. According to Eric 
Robinson '07, a senior on the 
men's rugby team, it is rare for one 
team to ever use the entire field, as 
it is often split to accommodate 
each other's drills. 

Ideally, Robinson says, each 
team would have a field. 

"With our own field, there 
would be no limits to the drills we 
could run and no tension with the 
women's team. Overall, we would 
have a stronger program," he said. 

Director of Athletics Jeff Ward 
sympathizes with the crunch expe- 
rienced by club sports teams. 

"I'm trying to give everyone a 
great experience, but demand for 
field space is growing faster then 
I've been able to create," he said. 

Ward anticipates the demand to 
increase in coming years as the 
popularity of ultimate Frisbee 
and rugby continues to rise. 
However, Bowdoin has limited 
options for creating more field 
space. A new soccer field is set 
for construction behind 

Harpswell Apartments, but will 
only replace the existing men's 
soccer field, which will disappear 
beneath the new hockey arena 
that is being built behind the 
Lubin Family Squash Center. 

Ward identified a few potential 
solutions to the problem, including 
improving Whittier Field so that 
club sports teams could practice 
there when it is not in use by the 
football team. Currently Whittier 
is only used for home football 
games because of the difficulties 
associated with maintaining the 
field. Whittier is in an aquifer pro- 
tection zone, meaning that no 

chemical herbicides may be used 
on the grass and weeding must be 
done by hand. As a result of these 
limitations, the grass is of a lower 
quality there. 

Ward is also considering maxi- 
mizing efficiency at Pickard Fields 
by lining fields closer together, 
though he admits this could cause 
potential problems with teams 
intruding onto field space used by 

Although Ward recognizes that 
field space is an issue, he believes 
that other, more pressing problems 
exist with regards to Bowdoin's 
athletic facilities, primarily the 
lack of space in the Watson Fitness 

Before seriously considering the 
allocation of more field space to 
club sports, especially men's ulti- 
mate Frisbee, Ward said he would 
like to see a documented history of 

"If men's ultimate has 60 mem- 
bers in three or four years, that 
would be something to consider 
then," he said. 

f Courts will be squashed by planned 13 ,000-s^uare-/oot fitness center 

FITNESS, from page I 

million for various utilities and 
upkeep expenses. 

"Until we have a specific plan, 
[the exact cost] is uncertain." said 

Though no official timetable has 
been set for the project. Torrey said 
that building new workout facilities 
is "a priority of the College." 

The only aspect of the proposed 
fitness center that has been solidi- 
fied is its location. It will be built 
on either the second floor of David 
Saul Smith Union, where there are 
currently squash courts; or on the 
first floor of the union where the 
athletic offices are now located. If it' 
is built on the first floor, the athlet- 
ic offices would be moved upstairs. 
In either scenario, the squash courts 
would be eliminated. 

The Office of the Dean of 
Student Affairs identified the need 
for a new fitness center two years 
ago. Subsequently, then-Dean of 
Student Affairs Craig Bradley and 
several other staff members under- 
took preliminary steps to get a new 
fitness center on the list of institu- 
tional priorities, and then on the list 
of priorities for capital campaign 
fundraising. When Bradley left the 
College at the end of the 2005-2006 

academic year, his successor, Tim 
Foster, was made chair of the com- 

The committee has worked close- 
ly with Director of Athletics Jeff 
Ward to formulate design ideas that 
will satisfy all needs of the 
Bowdoin community. 

In an analysis. Ward and Head 
Coach o( Strengthening and 
Conditioning Jim St. Pierre deter- 
mined that the new facility should 
include plenty of free weights, 
machine weights, cardiovascular 
workout machines. stretching 
space, and "studio space" areas 
designated for aerobics, yoga, and 
similar activities. 

Ward said that the Watson set-up 
is inadequate in these aspects. 

Beginning in October, the com- 
mittee will interview the three dif- 
ferent architectural firms that are 
contending for the job of designing 
the new facilities. 

Fundraising for the new fitness 
center is already underway, and is 
"off to a pretty good start," accord- 
ing to Foster. He said that the 
College wants to raise at least half 
of the necessary funds before they 
break ground. Preliminary funds 
have already been used to purchase 
new fitness equipment, which has 
been put in Watson. 

Foster is "cautiously optimistic" 
about the College's ability to raise 
money for the new fitness center, 
noting that the project has already 
received several monetary gifts 

"Given how central fitness. 
health, and wellness are to students, 
faculty, and staff. I"m hoping it's 
something people can [raltv 
around]," he said 

The pace at which the College 
accumulates capital tor the renova- 
tion is only one of the factors that 
will determine bow soon it will 
begin construction It will also 
depend on how quickly the depart- 
ments involved can decide on a 
suitable design and how to keep the 
athletic program functional while 
its offices are being renovated. 

There are some students on cam- 
pus that might be upset by the deci- 
sion to eliminate the squash courts 
from the union building. Though 
there are seven squash courts in 
Farley Field House, the union houses 
the only doubles court on campus. 

"There will some people who 
will regret the loss of the doubles 
court, but it's hard to be all things to 
all people," said Ward. 

"At this time, the fitness need is 
greater than the squash need," he 

Student musicians may also be 
dismayed b> the loss of the band 
practice room that is also located on 
the >econd floor of the union Foster 
emphasized that finding a new loca- 
tion for the band room "needs to be 
part of the mission" of the project 

"1 could envision | there beingj 
other. spaces that we could insu- 
late." he said. ~* 

Though none ot the administra- 
tors involved offered explicit pre- 
dictions as to the fitness center's 
completion date, each expressed the 
need for it to be done as soon as 

"The athletic department and the 
student body in general needs it," 
said Torrey. "You can tell by the 
wait for the machines." 


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family leave. 

However, Connelly said that she 
still sees gaps, especially as an eco- 
nomics professor In her depart- 
ment, the male students far out- 
number the women. 

"It used to be that 20 percent 
of our majors were women, but it 
may be as high as 25 percent 
now. That's not anywhere near 
equal," she said "At least in 
terms of how women students arc 
choosing majors, we still see 
very big differences hejween the 
choices women make and the 
choices men make " 

Connelly noted that it most 
schools like Bowdoin, the ceo 
nonius major I aYc mostly men 
Hut at ill-female schools such is 
Mount Holyoke or Smith, the 
same proportion of their student 
bod i ex major in economics is 
Bowdoin 's 

' I hue's sonic sense that ceo 
nonius is for men. which is l 
message they're not getting at 
Smith md Mount Holyoke, " 
Connelly slid 

I ike economics, the computer 
science department is also seeing 
low numbers of female majori. 
Karen Possum '07, ■ psychology 
and computet science double 
major, said that there have never 
been more than three female stu- 
dents in her computer science 
classes, which have ranged in 
si/e from 1 2 to 20. 

"I wouldn't say I'm intimated 
by it." she said, adding that the 
department is welcoming and 
excited for anyone who wants to 
pursue the major. 

The department does make an 
effort to bring women in. Fossum 
said that Laura Toma, an assis- 
tant professor in the department, 
always has lunch with the women 
taking her courses to encourage 
them, but Fossum noted that 
"there's only so much the depart- 
ment can do." 

The physics department, which 
with fewer than 20 percent 
female majors is slightly below 
the national average, is also 
working to recruit women. 

"Many ol the top students I see- 
in my introductory physics class- 
es are women, but they don't stay 
in the department." said 
Madeleine Msall, associate pro- 
fessor and chair of the physics 
and astronomy department. "We 
are pretty frustrated because we 
don't know why." 

Msall said that while the situa- 
tion has improved, the numbers 
haven't been changing last 
enough lliis's senior class 
has three female physics majors, 
but the junior class has only one really bothers me about 
it is that when I was a student. I 
was the only woman taking 
physics classes." she said. 
"Twenty-five years later, things 
still aren't moving." 

Connelly noted that the best 
way to address these issues is to 
keep talking about them. 

"I don't see us as having these 
huge gaping gaps that we did 
have." Connelly said. "I think 
we've made a lot of progress, but 
that doesn't mean we're done 
yet. That doesn't mean we can 
stop paying attention, and we 
certainly aren't going to declare 
that we've won this battle." 

One more month: Quad's greenery takes its last stand 

The early morning light 
burns off the dew as it shines 
on a deserted Quad. In just a 
few months, facilities will 
flood a section of the Quad 
for skating and hockey. 

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Adjusting for accessibility 

The College is working to make accomodations for students with 

disabilities. We spoke with staff and a student and found that 

making a historical campus accessible is not easy. 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

The first days of college, excit- 
ing as they may be, are filled with 
challenges for every first-year stu- 
dent. Being a student in a wheel- 
chair adds a unique complication to 
one's first few weeks at Bowdoin. 

This year the College welcomed 
two first years in wheelchairs who 
bear the distinction of being 
Bowdoin's first mobility-impaired 
students. Though the school has 
long had visitors in wheelchairs — 
from alums to parents — this year 
marks the first time that two people 
in wheelchairs are on campus every 
day for the whole school year. 

Since the two handicapped stu- 
dents confirmed that they were 
coming to the Bowdoin last spring, 
the College has made a number 
changes to the campus, small and 
large, in an effort to make the all of 
Bowdoin more accessible. 
• "We enacted changes [before the 
two students arrived this year]," 
Assistant Dean of Students and 
Director of Accommodations for 
Students with Diasabilities Joann 
Canning said in an interview with 
the Orient. 

The changes undertaken by the 
College included adding a ramp to 
the Dudley Coe Health Center, tak- 
ing "seating out of the VAC audito- 
rium," adding handicap-accessible 
door-opening buttons to Kanbar 
Hall, installing railings along the 
ramp that leads to the dining level 
of Moulton Union, and lowering 
the public computers on the first 
floor of Moulton, among other 

Emma Verrill '10, one of the two 
students in a wheelchair, was in 
contact with Canning over the 
spring and summer to plan out how 
things were going to work here 

"She's been very helpful." Verrill 

Before the school year began. 
Canning and Verrill toured campus 
together to see which buildings 
were accessible and which were 

"Not every single space needs to 
be accessible," Canning said. 

"It's really more about coordi- 
nating the spaces on campus," she 

Sometimes classes might need to 
be switched to a different building 
to accommodate a mobility- 
impaired student. 

"For instance, a drawing class in 
not accessible," Canning said. 

"[Drawing classes are held] on 
the top floor of the VAC [Visual 

Joshua Miller. The Bowdoin Orient 

A ramp is currently under construction behind the chapel. This b one of the 
many accomodations that has recently been made to make campus more acces- 
sible to people who are mobility-impaired. 

Arts Center], which a person in a 
wheelchair cannot access, so we 
would be switching drawing and 
painting if one of these students 
were to take a drawing class We 
would have to move a drawing 
class down to McLellan and put a 
painting class in the VAC. So you 
can imagine that's a lot of equit- 
ment we would be moving and a lot 
of people would be scrambling 
around, but that is what we would 
need to do," she said. 

So how many buildings on cam- 
pus are accessible? It is hard to 

Canning says "accessible" can be 
a slippery term, making it impossi- 
ble to quantify how many spaces on 
campus are truly accessible to a 
person in a wheelchair. 

For instance, the first floor of 

Sills Hall i> wheelchair-accessible 
but the rest of the building is not 
Cleveland Hall is "technically 
accessible" but ,\ pei iu hevl- 

charr has to to ( lev eland by 
going through the Druckenmiller 
Hall Hubbard Hail is also techni- 
cally accessible but requires some- 
one in a wheelchair to "go up, 
down and aroupd and through the 
stacks and over and in," Canning 

"So do I think it's a great build- 
ing as far as accessibility? No. But 
technically it is 'accessible,'" she 

Verrill has found it particularly 
difficult to be unable to visit her 
friends at some of the other fresh- 
man bricks. 

"It is kind of hard having only 
three of the freshman dorms acces- 

sible because I have friends in the 
other dorms and I can't stop by and 
see them," she said. 

"You will notice that Appleton, 
actually, is not accessible," 
Canning said. 

"It was the feeling of the histor- 
ical preservation society that it 
would throw off the uniformity of 
the bricks [to make Appleton 
accessible]. Because we have other 
spaces that are compliant and 
accessible, the historical society 
won out on that," she added. 

"It was pretty much the historic 
preservation influence all along 
that we not alter the exterior of the 
buildings," Director of Capital 
Projects Donald V Borkowski 

"Our life would have been a lot 
easier if we would have been able 
to put ramps to the building we 
would have had full ADA 
[American with Disabilities Act] 
access on all eight of the first-year 
dorms," he added. 

After the current renovations are 
completed only five of the eight 
freshman dorms will comply with 
ADA accessibility standards, 
according to Borkowski. 

Earl G. Shettleworth Jr.. the 
director of the Maine Historic 
Preservation Commission -part of 
the Maine state government sees 
the situation differently. The deci- 
sion not to make some buildings 
accessible was joint one between 
Bowdoin and the commission, he 

It was finally reached as a con- 
clusion that the accessibility that 
was being either installed or 
improved in all of the other dormi- 
tories would more than offset the 
inability to do it in this particular 
one." Shettleworth said, referring 
to Appleton. 

"This was i case where we all 
agreed wc needed to respect the 
: the building," 
he added 

Verrill has trouble believing that 
m.iking all the first-year bricks 
handidap-accessibte would mar the 
historic integrity of the buildings. 

"I went to Florence, Italy, this 
summer and had no problems get- 
ting into any buildings there, 
which is very interesting because 
most of them were built" hundreds 
of years ago, Verrill said. 

"It was very interesting when 1 
came here and they said that the 
Maine Historic Preservation 
Commission was protecting some 
of the buildings" and thus the 
College could not make them 




Your number does not mean anything 

Talkin About h 

by Lauren 



It's the question on everyone's 
mind: What's your number'' No. not 
what's your phone number, but bow 
many people have you slept with'' 

People love to talk about 
their number with their COMMENTARY doors 

"My mom says that as long as you 
don't go into the double digits, 
you're not a slut." 

What'.'!? Docs sleeping with a 
certain number of people make you 
a slut? There is certainly an 
assumption in society that your 
promiscuity is in direct proportion 
to how many people you've slept 
with. However, I think being a slut 
has more to do with how you con- 
duct yourself in public than when 
vou are behind closed 

friends, reminisce and calcu- 
late it in their heads, and ol course 
ask for their latest sexual partner 'l 
We ask out of curiosity or nosmess. 
and MBOOg friends it ^i\cs us the 
opportunity to "one up" each other 
Somehow, "Whals your number." 
has become as common a question 
as. "Where do you ^o to school'" 
Depending on your audience, youi 
number fluctuate* People worry 
that too Ini'li a number labels you a 
slut, while it it's too low you're con- 
sidered a prude 

Micro's a theory out there that 
s.ivs when you ask a guv what his 
number is, you have to cut it by a 
third to get his "real numhei 
Asking a girl? Multiply by three 
All of this math seems a little ridicu- 
lous, but there is one thing that can- 
not be denied people aren't honest 
about (heir number 

So, jt for the most part, people 
aren't even telling the truth, win do 
we ask ' 

I talked with a lew friends on 
campus about how they feel about 
their real number They run the 
gamut from feeling embarrassed to 
empowered by it One commented. 
"1 think I am a slut because my 
number is high." Another mused. 

Another girlfriend of 
mine, always concerned with keep- 
ing her number low. has been known 
to resort back to previous lovers to 
keep her number down Some 
friends have even stayed in unsatis- 
hing relationships all in the name of 
their number 1 

Others could care less about their 
number One girlfriend says she 
feels empowered by how many peo- 
ple she has slept with, as does a guy 
friend I he mote people she can 
add to her tally, the better. Another 
friend has simply stopped counting 

While haviHgUhnner in the dining 
hall one night. I overheard a conver- 
sation between two girls about a 
Bowdoin male whose number was 
rumored to be 30. After debating 
whether or not he was "dateable," 
both concluded it was best not to get 
involved with a guy who was most 
likely a "walking STD." After get- 
ting over the initial shock of this 
guv's supposed number, I was hit by 
an intense wave of nausea. Is 
Bowdoin so small that not even your 
number is kept private from relative 
.strangers'.' 1 mean, his number was 
thrown out on the table without even 
the slightest thought of its potential 
consequences, and then he was 

promptly judged because of it. It 
has to be said though, when you're 
number has surpassed your age by 
more than 10, it seems doubtful that 
at a small school like Bowdoin it 
won't get around. 

If I have gleaned anything from 
this small survey, it's this: 
Regardless of what our numbers 
mean, they are rising. If I had to 
guess, I would say our numbers are 
probably much higher than our par- 
ents' were at our age. Casual sex 
has become more and more preva- 
lent from one generation to the next. 

At the end of the day. the number 
that everyone loves to talk about is 
completely irrelevant. And it 
becomes even more meaningless if 
it's your significant other or sexual 
partner asking. What does it really 
matter'.' And more importantly, 
aren't there better questions to ask 
your partner? Just off the top of my 
head: Have you ever been tested for 
STDs'.' What kind of birth control 
do you use? What have you been 
taught about sex'.' Do you like it? 

When it comes down to it, other 
than indicating if you've slept with a 
lot of different people, or not, your 
number is moot. It says nothing 
about you. The worst part about the 
number game is that people often 
assume the higher a person's num- 
ber, the more sexually experienced 
they are. Most of the time, it seems 
people who have bedded many peo- 
ple are actually less experienced 
than those who have a significantly 
lower number but have been in 
long-term relationships. A string of 
one-night stands might up your 
number, but it's probably not going 
to do much in terms of "skills." 

Numbers have never been a good 
way of characterizing a person, and 

I don't think they're going to start 
now. Just as the SAT is not a true 
indicator of your intelligence, nei- 
ther is your number an indicator of 
sexual aptitude. 

Ultimately, what you do with 
your number is your own decision. 
Brag about it, laugh about it, heck, 
make an excel spread sheet out of 
it — just don't take it too seriously. 
My advice to you? Next time some- 
one asks you your number, take a 
page from Brittany Murphy's char- 
acter in "Don't Say a Word:" never 


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Ask Dr. Jeff 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
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Dear Dr. Jeff: How would I 
know if a friend is alcohol poi- 
soned or just really drunk? C.B. 

Dear C.B.: Alcohol poisoning 
occurs when you've drunk more 
alcohol than your body can handle. 

Alcohol is a Central Nervous 
System depressant, which at mod- 
erate levels can dull your reflexes 
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heart rate. Higher blood alcohol 
levels can cause unconsciousness 
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One of your more important 
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vomit. This may seem like not too 
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ference between alcohol poisoning 
and just getting really drunk. And 
if your gag reflex gets very dulled, 
and you vomit, your airway may 
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you can aspirate vomit into your 

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they're breathing less than 12 
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in a hospital emergency room — 

Remember: No one has ever 
been kicked out of Bowdoin just 
for drinking too much. If you are in 
doubt about someone's condition, 
please, always err on the side of 
caution, and get this person some 
help before it is too late. Call 

Security, a proctor or R.A., or an 

How do you avoid alcohol poi- 
soning? Pretty straightforward: by 
drinking safely and responsibly. If 
you don't yet know how to drink 
safely and responsibly, then there 
are a few things you need to learn. 
Drinking shots, playing drinking 
games, and "binge drinking" (more 
than fives drinks in a sitting) are 
all not drinking safely. One key to 
understanding what constitutes 
safe drinking is to understand 
something about alcohol metabo- 
lism and blood alcohol content 

The alcohol content of one shot 
of 80-proof liquor is the same as 
that of a 12-ounce bottle of beer, 
and the same as that of a five- 
ounce glass of wine. On average, 
our bodies need about one hour to 
metabolize each drink. 

Take a look at the BAC tables. 
Let's say you're a 140-pound 
woman. If you drink two beers 
over two hours, you'll raise your 
BAC to 0.045, and you'll likely 
experience relatively mild effects 
on your higher functions. If you 
drink four beers over two hours, 
you'll end up with a BAC of 0.115. 
That might leave you in a stage of 
"Euphoria," (see chart at or, more like- 
ly, depending on your own particu- 
lar metabolism and neurophysiolo- 
gy, in the more compromised state 
of "excitement." "Excitement," 
here, by the way, is only meant 
neurologically. When you're "neu- 
rologically excited," you become 
uncoordinated, disoriented, and 
lose your ability to think critically, 
to react quickly, and to remember 
what's happening to you. 

Now if you do shots, say eight 
shots, over those same two hours, 
you'll end up with a BAC of 0.245, 
which would definitely launch you 
into a state of "confusion," and 
probably bring you close to "stu- 
por." Only two additional shots, 
however, over that same period of 
time, might put you into a coma. 

Responsible drinking involves 
more, though, than just avoiding 
alcohol poisoning. The national 
statistics are impressive. 

Drinking contributes to 500,000 
injuries, and 1,400 deaths, on col- 
lege campuses each year (mainly 

in motor vehicle accidents.) 

Each year 400,000 college stu- 
dents have unprotected sex 
because of drinking. Drinking con- 
tributes to 70,000 reported cases of 
sexual assault or date rape. Up to 
90 percent of sexual assaults on 
college campuses involve the use 
or abuse of alcohol. 

The bottom line? For some of us, 
it means that it's just not worth it to 
drink at all. For a considerable 
number of students, that seems to 
be the right approach. 

And for the rest. of you, if you're 
going to drink, drink safely and 
drink responsibly. Know your BAC 
limits, and pace yourself appropri- 
ately. A good rule of thumb is: Do 
not have more than one drink per 
hour, and do not have more than 
three drinks per night. Don't drink 
alone, watch out for each other, 
and whatever else you do, don't 
ever drink and drive. 


Jeff Benson, MD 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

On the web: 

Take a look at table that can help you 

determine how alcohol affects your blood 

alcohol content according to your weight 

and a chart that describes each stage of 

acute alcohol intoxication. 

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9 Bowdoin sushi center 

1 3 Orange yellow 

1 4 Before, poetically 

1 5 Organized crime 

1 6 Boast 

17 Escaped prisoner on the 
IK Starts 

19 _ (irey tea 

20 Jack 43- and 62-across 

22 Small 

23 Sn 

24 Congressional vote 

25 x- and y- _ 
27 Old TV show 
29 Yuckier 

33 Stretch to make do 

34 Male cat 

35 Interest 

36 Pain reliever brand 

39 Sticky black substance 

40 Not fat. big- 

41 Trial 

42 Setup 

43 See 20-across 

44 Dining Union 

46 End of the alphabet 

49 Clean 

50 Cooking measurement (abbr.) 

51 Not leg 

S3 Common sports tear 

J6 Bowdoin Express 

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59 Jail 

61 Regret 

62 See 20-across 

63 Domains 

64 Pitcher's stat 

65 Dug for ore 

66 Vanties include elephant, 
leopard, harbor 

67 Brunswick tunc 
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3 Largest dining hall 

4 Spoken 

5 Mesh 

6 4x400, for example 

7 A towel 

8 Outward behavior 

9 Hat 

10 Not many (2 wds.) 

11 Ticket 

12 Soothe 

15 Ancient prophet 

20 Lion's hair 

21 Student's dread 
24 Bomb 

26 Flashing light 

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34 Label 

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37 Sign of the zodiac 

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4(1 Demote 

42 Poles 

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Spinning songs and stories of first fans y 'wild youth' 

Courtesy of Justin Strasburger '07 
Senior! Charlie Ticottky, Sam Chapple-Sokol, Mike Nugent, and James Knuckles show their support for the Spins. 

by Kelsey Abbruzzese 
Orient Staff 

Few bands on campus can claim 
Zach, the Schwartz Outdoor 
Leadership Janitor, as their first fan. 

When the Spins first started playing, 
the band didn't have access to the 
music practice rooms in Gibson Hall. 
Guitarist Dave York '07 obtained per- 
mission for the group to practice in the 
OLC thanks to his status as a trip leader. 
So Zach witnessed the band's begin- 

"At that point," drummer Mark 
Viehman '07 said, "it was just nice to 
have someone to listen to us." 

The Spins have moved out of the 
OLC and into other venues around 
campus that are more accessible to its 
growing fan base: the tsunami relief 
concert at Quinby House, parties at 
Ladd House, the Battle of the Bands, 
and outdoor concerts at Pine Street. 

The group of seniors, with York on 
guitar, Viehman on drums, Mike Igoe 
on vocals, Armand Gottlieb on guitar, 
and Jack Clancy on bass, credited the 
strong dynamics of its band to the 
friendship they developed before the 
Spins' inception. Gottlieb, who was in a 
band in high school, convinced his first- 

year roommate Igoe to start the Spins. 

"We were into heavy [progressive] 
rock in high school, and it got really, 
really heavy and loud," said Gottlieb. 
"Our moms would have to run around 
the house keeping the furniture down. I 
wanted to move away from that a little 

The other members instinctually 
gravitated toward the idea of playing 
various rock covers in a campus band. 
For instance, while York was doing 
laundry, he heard Gottlieb playing gui- 
tar and started playing with him. That 
was how they first met. 

Viehman, who spent last year abroad 
in Paris, was even able to play with the 
band during a quick trip back to the 

r*1 was craving organized music 
since I didn't get to play any in France," 
he said. 

Four of the band members lived in 
Quinby House during their sophomore 
year, which gave them ample room to 
practice and play shows. That year, 
Clancy joined the group. Like many 
good things in college, his induction 
happened over a beer at a house party. 

Clancy had not played a musical 

Please see SPINS, page 11 

DJs rally to save WBOR Move beyond brunch at 111 Maine 

by Kelsey Abbruzzese 
Orient Staff 

In addition to worrying about 
wardrobe malfunctions and Howard 
Stem, the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC) is investigating 
Mowdoin's WBOR 9| . I FMs broad 
cast license renewal and may shut 
down the station. 

The issue is not censorship, but 
rather compliance with "public issue 
lists" and broadcasting public serv- 
ice announcements. While the sta- 
tion has complied with the most 
important part making the 
announcements on air the FCC has 
taken issue with the lack o\ record 
keeping over the last six years. 

"The FCC's concern is that we did 
not make these (public issue] lists 
available immediately during the 
past six years, and that allegation is 
true," said Adam Paltrineri '07, 
WBOR's station manager. 

"Due to the high rate of student 
management turnover, the proce- 
dures for publicizing these public 
issues lists fell through the cracks, 
and past management had no idea it 
was even a requirement. It is incred- 
ibly difficult to operate a non-com- 
mercial radio station and our man- 
agement does an amazing job. but 
unfortunately this is an area where 
we have slipped in the past," he said. 

After discovering the oversight. 
Paltrineri consulted the records of 
previous public service announce- 
ments and reconstructed the lists for 
the last six years. 

"As of right now, we are up to 
date with our current public issues 
lists and continue to provide the 
community with quality program- 
ming which helps educate and 
inform all our listeners," Patrineri 

The public service announce- 
ments are hourly message broadcasts 
about school dropout prevention, 
natural disaster relief, Red Cross 
blood drives, and other community 
concerns. Director of Security 

Randy Nichols and Assistant 
Director Mike Brown's radio show 
"Listen!" also qualifies as a public 
service announcement. Their show 
covers topics ranging from sexual 
assault to basic highway safety. 

Toby Crawford '07, host of "The 
Classical Connection," calls the 
FCC's investigation "a lesson in 
government bureaucracy. It'd be 
awful if the FCC shut down the sta- 
tion, especially on technical 
grounds. It's not like DJs swear pro- 
fusely or insist on plugging compa- 
nies in their stock portfolio." 

Charlie Ticotsky '07. host of "At 
the Bottom of Everything," agreed 
with Crawford's disappointment in 
the bureaucracy. 

"WBOR provides a sen ice to the 
Midcoast community in that it is a 
non-commercial radio station that 
plays music you never hear on bland, 
restrictive corporate radio station 
playlists," he said. 

"The FCC should be investigating 
stations that censor music, like 
ClearChannel banning John 
Lennon's 'Imagine' and other songs 
after 9 1 1, or that play 30 minutes of 
commercials per hour, rather than 
small, passionate stations like 
WBOR." Ticotsky added. 

To save the station. WBOR 
launched a letter-writing campaign 
and will send those letters directly to 
the FCC. The letter is available on 
the WBOR website and must be 
turned into the radio station before 
October 2. 

"WBOR has served Bowdoin and 
the Brunswick community for over 
SO years. In that time, the station 
has changed in ways nobody could 
have imagined in the past, from dig- 
ital media to the incredible variety 
of music we play on our airwaves," 
Paltrineri said. "What hasn't 
changed is our commitment to serv- 
ing the interests of Bowdoin and the 
greater Brunswick community. 
After all, our signal can be heard 
well outside the confines of the 
Bowdoin campus.'' 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
HI Maine, located in the former Bohemian Coffee House building, serves delicious twists on classic Maine fare. 

by Diana Heald 
Staff Writer 

Although 111 Maine opened in 
December of 2005, the majority of 
Bowdoin students probably have yet to 
discover this classic restaurant 

and horseradish aioli. 

Local flavors make up an integral 
part of the menu as well, especially in 
the Maine Frittata. The dish features 
fresh local crabmeat, caramelized 
onions and gruyere. The inspired Maine 
Crab Bisque is laced with sher- 

tucked away in the beautiful COMMENTARY O ;u) d manages to be smooth. 

old building that once upon a 

time was the home of Bohemian Coffee 


The menu, which is on the small 
side, is comprised mostly of classic 
American fare. The restaurant offers 
blueberry pancakes and Belgian waf- 
fles for weekend brunch, and the 1 1 1 
Maine Burger, the Flank Steak Philly, 
Tuna Melt and Turkey Club sandwich- 
es are on the cafe menu. 

As simple as the dishes sound, 1 1 1 
Maine adds nice touches: the pancakes 
are served with a delicious scoop of 
homemade cinnamon butter and the 
Flank Steak Philly sandwich is topped 
with roast onion confit, melted pro- 
votooe, sauteed portabeUo mushrooms. 

creamy, and deliciously pep- 
pery all in the same mouthful. 

The salads are served in generous 
portions and are complex enough to 
stand on their own, especially in the 
case of the salad of mesclun greens 
with grabs, red onion, gorgonzola and 
toasted walnuts dressed with blueberry 
vinaigrette. All sandwiches come with a 
choice of a derm portion of salad or a 
heaping of deliciously seasoned house 
potatoes — the decision is a difficult 

For those with a more adventurous 
palate, there is a smattering of interna- 
tionally inspired options. The Greek 
chicken gyro comes with sauteed 
onions, roasted tomatoes, lettuce and 

tzatziki sauce. There is also the Cuban 
Sandwich, with mojo marinated pork 
tenderloin, shaved ham, manchego 
cheese, Dijon mustard and pickles. 

The warm Crispy Eggplant Panini 
with vine-ripened tomatoes, melted 
provolone and pesto drizzle is another 
standout, especially on a chilly fall day. 
The crunchy fried eggplant and crisp 
lettuce and tomato slices between slabs 
of pesto-slathered focaccia bread make 
for a terrific combination. 

1 1 1 Maine's weekend brunch menu 
shares many of the same dishes as its 
weekly counterpart On Saturday and 
Sunday, the soup and salad offerings 
are reduced in favor of a variety of first- 
rate breakfast offerings like house- 
made granola, three varieties of frittata, 
a plate of eggs, sausage or bacon, house 
potatoes and seasonal fruit, or the blue- 
berry pancakes (see above) and the 
Belgian waffles with whipped heavy 
cream and strawberries. 

Please see Uh MAINE, page 11 


111 Maine proves an 
adventure for diners 

111 MAINE, from page 10 

While the restaurant offers ample 
varieties of teas, coffees and juices, 
take advantage of a lazy weekend 
late morning and order an orange or 
cranberry mimosa to accompany 
your brunch. 

When the weather permits, sit out- 
side on one of the sidewalk tables and 
watch the Maine Street hustle and 
bustle, or spend a quiet afternoon at 
one of the indoor counters or tables 
where you can see your food being 
prepared in the open kitchen. Best of 
all, the portions of each sandwich are 
generous enough that it's hard to 
spend more than $10-12 on a meal 
that certainly won't leave you hungry. 

Ill Maine is located on — you 
guessed it — 111 Maine Street. Cafi 
hours are 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday 
through Thursday and 1 1 a.m. to 9 
p.m. Friday. Brunch is served 
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. 
to 2 p.m. 



Dreams are big for Affleck in 'HollywoodlancP 

by Mike Nugent next actor to live the dream and F4| fr 

Columnist "make it big." "Hollywoodland" P«|i F. 

by Mike Nugent 

Hollywood. The place where 
dreams become reality. 

In the 1920s, as the. American 
moviemaking industry was establish- 
ing itself, the famed sign in Beverly 
Hills read "Hollywoodland." 
This was the very soil upon COMMENTARY 
which movies and dreams 
were made. People flocked 
from all over to live there. 

Soon the "land" was taken down. 
Maybe someone realized the dreams 
projected on the silver screen were 
transmutable, and they couldn't be as 
tangible as a plot of land. Or maybe 
they weren't selling the land of 
Hollywood, but rather its mindset. 
Regardless of why the "land" was 
removed, the sign became what we 
know today. 

Even without the "land" in the 
title, people still flocked from all 
over the world, trying to become the 

The Spins recall beginnings, discuss original songs 

SPINS, frontpage 10 

instrument before coming to college. 
Since then, he has declared a major in 
music and developed into what the 
rest of the group calls "a bass god." 

Now that the Spins have played a 
string of live shows this semester, the 
band plans on taking a few weeks off 
and writing original songs. They have 
a great deal of respect for the musi- 
cians they cover, Jisting the Beatles, 
the Allman Brothers, the Red Hot 
Chili Peppers, and Led Zeppelin as a 
few favorites, but the group under- 
stands thMK^IokaqUhu show fresh. 

"Before one show, we learned five 
songs in a week," Gottlieb said. "But, 
that dqgsnlt give us a lot of time to 
write. We were playing the same cov- 
ers and even our friends got bored, so 

we wanted something new." 

The group wants to expand its 
portfolio, writing about subjects like 
an attempted axe murder that York 
witnessed in New Zealand, charac- 
ters from the Bonnaroo Music 
Festival, and "the mullet blues," 
which is dedicated to a friend of the 
band who willingly wreaks havoc 
on his appearance for a couple hun- 
dred dollars. 

When asked where the band's 
name originated, Igoe attributed it to 
the Spins' "wild youth." 

"The spins are the basis of a lot of 
crazy^taaes," he said.-' Vrfrfr^ 

"Call it our youthful indiscre- 
tions," Clancy said. 

Thanks to that wild youth, the 
band has aplenty of stories to spin 
into songs. 



Alice Lee '07 & Mark Viehman '07 

What's the best album ever made? 

AL: Paul Simon's "Graceland." 

MV: "Abbey Road." That 
might be a cliche, but it's true. 

Who is the greatest living musician? 

AL: Chris Cornell. 

MV: Brad Mehldau. 

What is the best show you 've ever 
seen live? 

AL: Garbage. 

MV: Either Radiohead in the 
summer of 2003, Wilco in the sum- 
mer of 2005, or the Roots with Ben 
Folds Five in the spring of 2000. 

What is the first album you ever 

AL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 

MV: Weird Al Yankovich, "Bad 
Hair Day." 

What !v your music guilty pleasure? 

AL: KoRn. 

MV: Brand New and Saves the 
Day. I used to play in a pop-punk 
band, so sometimes I like to remi- 

If you were dictator of a small 
country, what would be your 
national anthem? 

AL: "Ode to Joy." 

MV: "Life During Wartime" by 
Talking Heads. 

If you were onstage with a mic in 
front of thousands of screaming 
fans, what would you say? 

AL & MV: "Save WBOR!" 

Lee and Viehman 's show, "Cool 
Is Boring, " airs on Tuesday after- 
noons from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
on WBOR 91.1 FM. 

next actor to live the dream and 
make it big." "Hollywoodland" 
chronicles the journey of one such 
dreamer, a man named George 
Reeves (Ben Affleck). Along the 
way, he meets Toni Mannix (Diane 
Lane), a lover with more than enough 
cash to help him out. His career start- 
ed off well as he nabs the 
role of TV's Superman, 
which propels him up those 
first few vital steps of the 
achievement ladder. 

But you see, when a dream can be 
snatched away with a rejection letter, 
or felled as soon as a set is no longer 
needed, trying to hold onto anything 
can be very painful. 

Reeves may have become 
Superman and achieved fame, but it 
wasn't enough for him. After 
Superman's cancellation, we see him 
burning his costume, ready for bigger 
and better opportunities to come his 
way. He just can't see, or didn't want 
to see, that his greatest moment had 
already passed. 

Then he dies under mysterious 
circumstances. v 

Off to achieve dreams of his own 
is Louis Simo (Adrien Brody), a 
divorced father who makes a living 
by spying on cheating wives and the 
like. When Reeves's mother comes 
knocking, Simo knows he's got his 
greatest opportunity and isn't ready 
to let it slip through his fingers. Even 
the seedy side of L.A. is its own 
dream factory. 

First time feature director Allen 
Coulter does a commendable job of 
balancing the flashbacks between 
Louis's investigation and Reeves's 
life. He makes some mistakes here 
by underutilizing the excellent Ms. 
j^ane, mostly having her smiling at 
Mr. Affleck's side or crying in his 
absence. But, in general, Coulter did 
his film studies homework, and he 
pays subtle homage to the greats of 
noir detective stories, like Jack 

Adrien Brody stars as the ambitious detective Louis Simo in "Hollywoodland. 

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In the afterniath of "Good* Will 
Hunting," Ben Affleck hasn't had 
any bright spots in his career, phon- 
ing it in at best and "Gigli-ing" it at 
worst. In "Hollywoodland," he 
begins to turn himself around, giv- 
ing a calmly commanding perform- 
ance that is probably his career best. 
Similarly, Adrien Brody hasn't 
had much opportunity to lead a pic- 
ture since his exemplary perform- 
ance in "The Pianist." While his role 
is not as flashy as Mr Affleck's, his 
is the true lead of the film. Too often 
in American movies a great per- 
formance is equated with one that is 

loud and showy, but this is no lit- 
mus. As a private eye, Brody does 
not usurp the plot but supports it," 
doing it more justice than a scene- 
stcaler would have. 

Ultimately, "Hollywoodland" does 
not value chasing far-fetched dreams 
over an "ordinary" existence. Sure, 
being a star would feel amazing, 
standing in front of screaming fans, 
but it won't help you sleep at night. 
Rather than longing for what you do 
not have, appreciate what you do, 
whether that be a modest acting career 
or a young son. That is what matters; 
only Louis Simo learned it in time to 
make his amends. 

No wizardry in Magic Hole LP. A. 

by Alex Weaver 


Kennebec River Brewery 
Magic Hole l.P.A: $7.99 for a six- 
pack at Hannaford 

As I scoured rack after mouth- 
watering rack for this week's beer 
of choice, an enticing 
label caught my eye. 
Most of the time, an 
interesting logo, bottle, 
or packaging is all it 
takes to pique my inter- 
est. Hell, I'll try any- 
thing once. When the 
label happens to feature 
a fearless rafting group 
heading into a huge 
swell beneath a snow- 
capped mountain and a 
grinning sun with arms pointing at 
a mug of heady amber ale, well, 
I'm as good as sold. Couple the 
label with the location of the beer's 
manufacturer — Kennebec River 
Brewery — and you've got yourself 
the potential for a great new local 
beer. Now, if only the beer tasted 
as good as its packaging looked... 

Before we delve into the particu- 
lars, I think it is necessary to clear 
up the name of this week's brew 
before anyone's mind wanders past 
the brink of safe retrieval. 
Unfortunately, the "Magic Hole" is 
not some newly discovered orifice 
on the human body down which 





you can pour a beer to feel its 
effects more quickly without the 
morning consequences (though 
I've heard 12 ounces down tin ear 
is as good as a keg stand). Quite 
the contrary, this term refers to 
something one encounters while 
engaging in an active and healthy 
outdoor activity hardly your 
average night out. 

The back of each bottle states 
the following: "So 
named for its ability to 
make raits disappear. 
Magic Hole is the 
Kennebec River's 
biggest challenge. 
Dedicated to those 
with a 'GO FOR IT' 
attitude, this bold 
unrepentant ale is lib- 
erally hopped with 
premier Hast Kent 
Goldings... HOLD 
ON!" Clearly. Kennebec River 
Brewery has adopted an extreme 
rafter's attitude in creating this ale. 
The only thing I'm holding onto is 
my hat. As your standard ale. 
Magic Hole wouldn't be half bad, 
but for an India Pale Ale, it just 
doesn't measure up. 

Now don't get me wrong. Magic 
Hole l.P.A is not a bad tasting beer. 
In fact, those who shared a bottle 
with me seemed to generally enjoy 
it. After her first sip, Boston beau- 
ty Liz Laurits noted with elation: 
"Oooh, that's good." While this is 
not the most eloquent review for an 
English major, her point is well- 

taken. Magic Hole l.P.A. pours a 
rather thin penny amber with about 
an inch of porous, creamy head. 
Its aroma is mildly sweet and fruity 
with the hint of caramel. Its flavor 
is thin and earthy, and despite 
dwindling on the way down, it 
does finish off somewhat bitter. On 
the scale of one to lip-puckering 
(10), I would say it is only about a 
four. Sounds bearable, right? 

The point 1 am trying to make is, 
though not bad-tasting. Magic 
Hole l.P.A. does not live up to its 
name. I.P.A.s are typically pale in 
complexion with a high alcohol 
content and a body characterized 
by more hops than^malt. With 
regards to the first two criteria. 
Magic Hole fares quite well. But 
when it comes to the hops, it just 
doesn't seem to compare. Now 
I'm no hops expert (Natty Lite has 
those right.'), but compared to 
other IRA's I've had, like Stone 
or Harpoon, the flavor, body, and 
bitterness of Magic Hole falls 
notably short of expectations. Or. 
as one review on so 
aptly asserted: "Overall, this beer 
is perfectly drinkable, but it's noth- 
ing special." 

I think in the end, "nothing spc : 
cial" goes a long way in summariz- 
ing my experience with Magic Hole 
l.P.A. ' If you're looking for a tasty 
new local six-pack, give it a whirl. 
But don't pop the top expecting to 
find your standard l.P.A. After all, 
lots of beers are "drinkable," but 
few are truly great. 

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'Woodpecker' creates 
modern fantasy world 

by Frances Millikcn 
Stakf Writer 

If you have ever smoked a Camel 

cigarette, dreamed about the living 

the Me of a princess, or had dealings 

with a redhead, (hen "Still Life with 

Woo dpe ck er* 1 is the b<M>k lor you In 

,i tone similar to Kurt Vonnegut's. 

loin Robbins tells the stories of (he 

tiled Princess I cigh-C 'hene. whose 

adventurei always feature Ralph 

Nader, the outlaw Bernard Mickey 

rangier, who specializes in ilvn.i 

i lite, and the faithful servant of the 

lurstcnbcrg Barcalonaa, Gulietta, 

who develops a cocaine 

addiction on a trip to Maui 

Robbins toys with the 
fairy talc principles of Prince 
( Mannings, pokes fun at Albert 

< .inius, and bemoans the sad state of 
lovers m the 20th century. He writes 
it) a narrative voice that carries the 
uader quickly from page to page. 
Robbins also creates the strangest of 
plot twists in a fantastic world, lead- 
ing to interesting conclusions about 
existentialism, politics, and the pos- 
sibilities of personal choice, 

Affa then fortuitous meeting at a 

< aa- I est conference on Mam, the 
princess and the outlaw return to 
Seattle The king and queen do not 
approve of the romance, and their 
huhhI worsens when the suitor crushes 
i.'uecn hllfs chihuahua and is then 
ii rested lor his many INT-related 

activities. Bernard's imprisonment 
leads to leigh-Chene's self-inflicted 
exile to the castle attic where she 


spends months studying an unopened 
cigarette package, stark naked. 

The book features many fairy-tale 
elements. Alongside frogs and golden 
balls, love certainly plays a role One 
aim is to discover how to make love 
stick. Robbins constructs a number of 
quotable explanations as to how one 
might accomplish that in L eigh-( herie 
and Bernard's correspondences during 
Bernard's stay m prison. 

The protagonists are both redheads, 
and Robbins develops wonderful theo- 
ries about the existence of redheads and 
what the brilliance of their roots sug- 
gests This is only one of the threads 
running through the book that 
contributes to its humor. 
Another is the practice of 
"lunaception" (don't try this at home) 
and the benefits of living in harmony 
with the moon 

A third thread in this novel is the 
author's relationship with his type- 
writer. He is confident that if he and 
his Remington SL3 can't tell this 
story, then no one can Robbins 
inserts interludes into the narrative 
where he wrestles with the abilities 
of his machine and he ends up writ- 
ing the last few pages o\' the book in 

, The book deals with the absurdi- 
ties of convention in a hilarious way. 
Robbins plays off cliches brilliantly. 
He spins a wonderful story that leads 
to the lovers living locked up inside a 
modern pyramid, living off wedding 
cake and champagne and an ample 
supply of dynamite. I won't tell you 
how they get out. 

Following Schumann's 
diaries through music 

by Bo: Karanovsky 


The tragic life and legacy of Robert 
and Clara Schumann have long inter- 
ested Applied Music Instructor 

1 hnstana Astrachan. This Sunday from 

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bowdoin Chapel, 
she and her partner, 

tenor Bruce 

Fithian, will per- 
form "lieder" 
("songs" in 
(ierman) by the two 
great pianists and 
lovers, intermingled 
with excerpts of 
their letters and 
diaries read aloud. 

They have titled 
the unique perform- 
ance "Follow the 

"We tried to put 
together an oral pic- 
ture of Clara and 
Robert's life and 
work." soprano singer Astrachan said 
Robert Schumann was a German 
composer and pianist and a representa- 
tive of Romanticism in the first half of 
the 19th century. He was a disturbed 
and introspectively whimsical individ- 
ual, as evidenced by his life story. His 
dramatic love affair w ith pianist Clara 
Wieck eventually led to marriage in 
1839 against tier father's will, and he 
later attempted suicide by throwing 
himself in the Rhine. Schumann later 
died in a mental asylum, due to alleged 
side effects of tertiary syphilis. 

After Schumann's death, Clara went 
back to work as a concert pianist She 
toured and p a f u nned her husband's 
work white raising their seven children. 

The intimate nature 
[Schumann's] work, 
along with readings 
from the lovers' actual 
diaries and letters, 
enable Astrachan and 
Fithian to "let Robert 
and Clara speak in 
their own words." 


some of whom also became musicians. 
Schumann's work is deeply person- 
al. The intimate nature of his work, 
along with readings from the lovers' 
actual diaries and letters, enable 
Astrachan and Fithian to "let Robert 
and Clara speak in Uieir own words," 
giving crucial iasight to their inner 
workings as indi- 
viduals and artists 
and Romanticism 
as a whole. 

The perform- 
ance will be a 
unique combina- 
tion of human 
feelings as 

expressed through 
two very different 
media: prose and 
music. Two actors 
will read the origi- 
nal excerpts, 
Bruce Fithian will 
sing nine 

Schumann songs, 
and Astrachan 
will sing the ones written by his wife. 

Astrachan became intrigued read- 
ing the diaries of Robert and Clara, 
which can be found in the 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. She 
came across a book that told the story 
of the two lovers and their passion 
for music and each other. She hopes 
to communicate the idea and intensi- 
ty of that passion to Bowdoin stu- 

The two performers and musicians 
are planning their next project to be a 
continuation of this one, which will 
incorporate romantic composer 
Brahms. The composer was alleged- 
ly romantically linked to Clara after 
the death of her first husband 





Football prepares for new season 

Ultimate soars 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
The Bowdoin Football Team hopes to replicate last year's magic, when the Bears went 6-2. See article, page 14. 

by Benjamin Stormo 

Showing no early season rust, 
Bowdoin's Ultimate Team, Stoned 
Clown, crushed all opposition to 
take home the East New England 
sectional championship. 

Bowdoin's A team opened the 
tournament against Portland-area 
club team Red Tide B. Initially, the 
two teams traded points back and 
forth, with Bowdoin sticking to a 
methodical style, working the disc 
up the field, while Red Tide resorted 
to full field hucks, taking advantage 
of its height. 

After going into halftimc up 7-4, 
Bowdoin made some defensive 
adjustments to thwart Tide's long 
game and let its superior speed take 
the day. Bowdoin went on to outrun 
its opponents and win 13-5. 

After its victory over Tide, 
Bowdon faced off against Tron Blue, 
a team from Brandeis, and followed 
that game with another against Tufts. 

In both games, Bowdoin's defense, a 
staple of the team in recent years, 
produced an excellent effort pre- 
venting any sort of momentum from 
their opponents. Sophomore Micah 
McKay turned in an especially 
strong effort, causing several key 
defensive stops and racking up more 
than a dozen assists over the course 
of the day. 

The victories over Tron, 13-6, and 
Tufts, 13-3, gave Bowdoin the top 
position in its four-team pool and 
assured the team a place in the final 
four of the tournament. 

In Sunday's semifinal match 
against Brown, Bowdoin got out of 
the gate strong and used the energy 
from a raucous crowd to handily 
defeat Brown 15-6. 

The sectional final pitted Stoned 
Clown against its rival from the 
University of New Hampshire, a 
showcase of two New England pow- 
erhouses. The game also marked the 

Please see ULTIMATE, page 15 

Women's rugby victorious 

by M. Munford 

The Bowdoin Women's Rugby 
Team triumphed last weekend in the 
annual Beantown Women's Rugby 
Tournament. The Bears beat out 12 
other East Coast schools to bring 
home the Division II trophy. 

The tournament, held at UMass- 
Amherst, featured almost 30 women's 
rugby teams from anywhere between 
Delaware and Maine. The Polar Bears 
have been to the tournament in previ- 
ous years but' never before managed to 
make it into the playoffs. This year 

they managed to score over 105 points 
in just four games. 

Guest player Hannah Hearn from 
Manchester, England described it as 
"jolly good rugby." 

The first match for Bowdoin was 
against Pennsylvania's Shippensburg 
on Saturday afternoon. The Bears 
came out strong early on and 
scrumhalf Jeni Kennedy '08 was able 
to find the try line tor the Bears first 
points. Sara Utzschneider '07 convert- 
ed for a 7-0 lead over Shippensburg. In 
the second half, the Bears brought 
some of their rookie players onto the 

"The rookies were playing smart 
and with intensity," said sophomore 
Hannah Wadsworth. "After only two 
weeks' introduction to the sport, it's 
impressive to see them playing so 

The second match of the day pitted 
the Bears against Kcenc State in a one- 
sided affair. Munny Munford '07 and 
Daphne Leveriza '07 racked up two 
tries each. In addition, Hclaina Roman 
'09, Vanessa Vidal '08, Erica 
Camarena MO, Emily Randall MO, 
Kay I a Baker '09, Utzschneider, and 

Please see W. RUGBY, page 16 

lummy Wilcox. II 
Junior Alex Bettigole displays perfect "alligator" catch 

ic Bowdoin ( Hncnt 
ing technique. 

Men's rugby starts season with Maritime win 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Sophomore Spencer Ho rucks over a Maine Maritime lock after a tackle. The Polar Bears defeated Maritime 22-3 in their first game of the season. 

by Jeremy Bernfeld 


The men's rugby team started the 
season off on a high-note on 
Saturday, crushing Maine Maritime 
Academy 22-3. 

"It's always nice lo Ntart the season 
with ;i win," < oach Kick Scala ^aid. 
"We had ;i lot ol younger players 
who played at a reallv high 
level and I hope that they can keep 
that up against more experienced 

I he team had a sluggish start to the 
match with a low-scoring first half, 
leading 5-3 at the half after a Ryan 
Devenyi '08 try. However, the team 
had a huge second half with junior 
John Draghi, and sophomores Charlie 
Ash and David Leincn all scoring 
tries. Derek Castro '09 also had two 
long runs, one of which set Draghi up 
for his try. * 

This year, the team looks to avoid 
a repeat of last year's late-season col- 
lapse. After starting the season 3-0-0, 
the Black Pack finished last season 
with a 3-2-1 record, eventually losing 
to rival Colby,in the first round of the 

Please see MEN'S RUGBY, page 16 




Football to open season 
Saturday in Williamstown 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Men'* soccer's Brendan £gan '08 dribbles the ball downfield in practice. 

Men's soccer takes 
out Mules, USM 

by Eren Munir 

SlAhh W'KlltR 

The Bowdoin Men's Soccer Team 
will go into this weekend's crucial match 
up against NESCAC powerhouse 
Williams living higher than anyone 
ciHikl have innginrd The men are firing 
on all cylinders early in the season with 
three consecutive wins behind them. 

( '.iptain Brendan Hgan '08 empha- 
sized just how impressive the team's 
effort has been. 

'tXir strikers arc in sync, our mid- 
fielders are controlling the pace of the 
game, our defense has been working 
well together ami Nathan Lovitz ['OK] 
has been awesome in goal." 

The Polar Bears won their second 
contest of the year with a hard- fought 
win against Colby in Waterville. 

Forward Nick Figueiredo 'OX said 
that the 2-0 victory was closer than the 
HOT indicated. 

"Colby came out flying and never 
really let up throughout the game, which 
made it incredibly difficult for as to 
play," he said. 

Colby was especially dangerous in 
the first half as Lovit/ was forced to stop 
three shots en route to a four-shot 


Bowdoin, the 12th-ranked team in 
Division 111 Men's Soccer, followed one 
impressive victory with an even more 
stunning one against Southern Maine 
two days later. Figueiredo led a potent 
attack with two goals, while Hugh 
Fleming '10 did his best impersonation 
of the team's top scorer with two goals 
of his own. 

Figueiredo attributed this early suc- 
cess to the work of Egan and his fellow 
battery mates in the backline. 

"Undoubtedly the biggest factor in 
our two wins was the work of the back 
five," he said. "They arc the stingiest and 
hardest-working defense I've ever 
played against." 

The men have passed their first two 
road tests with flying colors, but the 
most important a cumulative exam at 
Williams, will be this weekend. The 
Polar Bears will compete against the 
only other NESCAC team in the top 25 
for Dill soccer (Williams is ranked 
sixth), on Saturday at 1 p.m. 

"They're obviously a great team and 
we "re going to have to bring our best to 
come out with a result but we're defi- 
nitely looking forward to the challenge," 
said l-gan. 

by Joel Samen 
Staff Writer 

The Polar Bears return to the grid- 
iron Saturday after a summer in hiber- 
nation to take on Williams College in 
Williamstown, Massachusetts. Bow- 
doin looks to follow its success from 
a year ago, when the team went 6-2 
and finished in a tie for third place in 
the NESCAC. 

Despite losing 1 1 starters to gradu- 
ation, including captains Shaun Kezer 
and Mike Stratton, the team expects 
to excel this season and continue its 
winning ways from one year ago. 

"Any program can have one good 
season," said captain Brendan 
Murphy '07. "But we plan on work- 
ing hard to take this program to the 
next level in the league. It all depends 
on the effort and intensity." 

One of the team's strong points will 
be the offensive line, which is packed 
with returning players who will seek 
to control the line of scrimmage. On 
the offensive line, the Polar Bears 
start three seniors: Ryan Fletcher at 
left guard, Greg Righter at center, and 
Russell Stevens at right guard. Juniors 
Rogan Donelly and Matt McCall start 
at left and right tackle, respectively. 
They will look to protect Tom Duffy 
'07, who takes over at the quarterback 
position this season for Rickey 
Leclerc '06. Duffy's targets will 
include wide receivers Doug Johnson 
'07 and Lamont White '08, as well as 
Chris Sullivan '07, who comes over 
from the defensive side of the ball to 
serve as a big receiver and blocker at 
tight end. Tailback Jeff Smith '08 and 
fullback Bob DiMatteo '07 will con- 
tribute to the running game to provide 
balance to the team's air attack. 

On the defensive side, seniors 
Murphy, captain John Regan, Joe 
Cruise, Zach Hammond, Dylan Brix, 
Mike Vitousek, Mike Curtis, and 
Dave Donahue will try to stymie the 
opponents with their experience and 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
The Bowdoin Football Team practices at Farley Field on Wednesday. 

cohesiveness. Underclassmen Bobby 
Welch '10, Sean Welch '09, and 
Damon Hall-Jones '09 will fill in the 
gaps to provide a foundation for the 
team's ' future. Last season, the 
defense allowed 15.5 points per 
game, good for fourth in the league. 
The team's pass defense was third in 
the league, surrendering an average of 
only 1 39.2 yards through the air. 

Bowdoin will find plenty of tough 
competition in the league, especially 
within the first few weeks. The Polar 
Bears will visit a tough Williams team 
that went 6-2 last season, followed by 
Bowdoin 's home opener the follow- 

ing Saturday against Amherst, which 
held a 5-3 record in 2005. Bowdoin 's 
toughest challenge should come on 
October 21, when Trinity, which has 
not lost since September 28, 2002, 
visits Brunswick. 

The atmosphere is sure to be elec- 
tric when the Bears take to the field 
and kick off their season. Given last 
season's success and another year of 
experience for the strong veteran 
leadership, great things are expected 
of the team this year. Next Saturday, 
the team will be able to hint at 
whether those expectations are justi- 

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Senior Wendy Mayer goes up for the ball in Sunday's loss to the Ephs. 

V-ball beats Mules 

by Kate Walsh 


The Polar Bears finished a suc- 
cessful week with a 4-1 record after 
defeating 2005 NESCAC champions 

On Wednesday night, the Polar 
Bears defeated Colby at Waterville. 
The Mules edged out the Bears in 
the first set, 30-26, but the Bears ral- 
lied to win the second game, also 30- 

The Polar Bears kept their 
momentum going, and in a huge 
upset, won the next two games with 
the same score, 30-26, to beat Colby 
3-1. Junior Margo Linton led the 
Polar Bears with a stellar perform- 
ance, tallying 56 assists and 27 digs. 

Other key contributors were 
Amanda Leahy '08, who posted 17 
kills, Jenna Diggs '10, who had 14 
kills and 20 digs, and captain Jess 
Liu '08, who recorded 18 digs. 

"Thanks to Margo Linton's smart 
setting and Amanda Leahy and Erin 
Prifogle's tenacity at the net, we 
dominated Colby," said Diggs. 

"Beating Colby, last year's 
NESCAC champs, in their house, 
was very exciting. Our team showed 
great heart and determination on the 
court," said Leahy. 

The first win of the week came at 
home on Friday, September 15 
against Middlebury, the team's first 
game against a NESCAC opponent. 
After getting off to a tough start and 
dropping the first set 30-24, the 
Polar Bears regrouped to sweep the 
last three games 30-23, 30-25, and 
30-27. Leading the Polar Bears were 
Gillian Page '10, with 21 kills, 19 

digs and four aces, and Diggs with 
41 assists and 16 digs. 

The second game of the weekend 
came at home on Saturday against 
Hamilton. The Polar Bears took a 
commanding lead in the first game, 
winning 30-12, and continued to 
dominate 30-11. In the third game 
Hamilton fought back and pushed 
the Polar Bears to within two, but 
the Bears managed to win 32-30 to 
take Hamilton in straight sets. The 
Polar Bears were led by Page, who 
recorded nine kills, and Wendy 
Mayer '07 and Kelsey Howe '10, 
who both posted seven kills. ^ 

After the game against Hamilton 
the team faced Williams. Despite the 
momentum gained from the 
Hamilton games, the Polar Bears 
were swept in straight sets, losing by 
scores of 30-22, 30-20, and 30-22. 

This past week's success seems to 
confirm the team's belief that this is 
one of the strongest women's volley- 
ball teams Bowdoin has ever fielded. 

"Wednesday was the first time in 
two decades that Bowdoin beat 
Colby, last Friday was the first time 
in program history that Bowdoin 
defeated Middlebury. and this week- 
end is the first time that Bowdoin 
has been asked to play in the MIT 
invitational. I couldn't be more 
excited about our season so far," said 

"This team is starting to believe 
we can be a serious competitor in 
this league," said Page. 

This weekend the Polar Bears will 
travel to Boston for the MIT 
Invitational, and on Wednesday they 
will play NESCAC opponent Bates 
at home at 7 p.m. 





NESCAC Overall 
W L T W L T 


W L 

W L 

Amherst 2 

Middlebury 2 






Conn. Coll 















Sa9/16 at Colby W 2-0 

Tu 9/19 at Southern Maine W 4-0 


Sa 9/23 at Williams 1 00 p.m. 

M 9/25 v. U. New England 4:00 p.m. 



Wesleyan • 







Conn. College 





NESCAC Overall 
W L T W L T 


Sa9/15 v Middlebury 
Su 9/16 v. Hamilton 
Su 9/16 v. Williams 
W 9/20 at Colby 


Sa 9/22- at MIT Invitational 

Su 9/23 

W 9/27 v. Bates 






Amherst 2 

Middlebury 2 

Williams 2 






Conn. Coll. 












Sa9/16 at Colby 
W 9/20 v. Bates 









W L 



7:00 p.m. 

W L 



Sa9/16 atBeantown 1st of 13 

Preseason Tournament 


Su 9/24 at New Hampshire 12:00 p.m. 



Sa 9/16 v. Maine Maritime W 22-3 


Sa 9/23 at Maine-Farmington 1:00 p.m. 




Sa 9/23 
Su 9/24 

at Williams 
at Brandeis 

11:00 a.m. 
12:00 p.m. 

Middlebury 2 

Williams 2 

Bates 1 


Trinity 1 1 

Tufts 1 1 

Wesleyan 1 1 

Amherst 2 

Colby 2 

Conn. College 2 


Sa9/16 at Colby 


Sa 9/23 at Williams 







F 9/22- at ITA Regionals (MIT) 8:30 a.m. 
Su 9/24 



Sa 9/23- at Middlebury Invit. 8:30 a.m. 
Su 9/24 



Sa9/23 at Colby 11:00 a.m. 



Sa9/23 at Colby 11:00 a.m. 

Compiled by Adam Kommel. Sources: Bowdoin Athletics 

W 2-0 

12:00 p.m. 



F 9/15- at Maine State 
Sa 9/16 Tournament 


Sa9/23- at Williams 
Su 9/24 





Sa 9/23 at Williams 

1:00 p.m. 

Ultimate takes East New England crown 

VI TIMA TE, from page 13 

third time the teams had met in a 
tournament final in the past year. 

UNH, which added two first years 
who were members of the U.S. jun- 
ior national team, came out hard and 
scored early to put Bowdoin behind 
for the first time in the tournament. 
Bowdoin bounced back though, with 
an offensive attack that seemed near- 
ly impossible to stop. Hoping to 
slow Bowdoin's momentum, UNH 
implemented several different zone 
defenses, but to no avail. 

Displaying a cool under pressure, 
Bowdoin regained the lead and 
increased it to 8-4 at halftimc. After 
trading points after the half, the 
relentless pressure of Bowdoin's 
defense eventually turned the tide 
The effort was highlighted by soph- 
omore Sam Dinning, who intercept- 
ed a pass in UNH's end zone for a 

"Callahan goal." Bowdoin's victory, 
by the score of 15-7, assured the 
team a place in the regional tourna- 
ment on October 6 and 7. 

"Everything we worked on in 
practice finally came together this 
weekend," said captain Zander 
Abbott '08. "Our offense was fluid 

and fast and our defense played their 
hearts outs. It was great to sec us 
play that well this early in the sea- 

Bowdoin will play again on 
Saturday and Sunday on Farley Field 
for this weekend's Clambake tourna- 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Sam Dinning '09 goes up for a catch against Brandeis during sectionals. 



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Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
The B o wdoin Field Htxkcy Team prepare* for its visit to Williams on Saturday in Wednesday's practice at Farley Field. 

Field hockey s LePage scores 
two goals in win at Colby 

by bmileii;h Mercer 


With former Bowdoin field hock- 
ey coach Sally LaPointe in atten- 
dance at Colby College, current head 
field hockey coach Nicky Pearson 
surpassed LaPointe in all time 
coaching victories when Bowdoin 
beat Colby on Saturday. Pearson 
now has 131 career wins, and 
Bowdoin has its 1 7th straight regular 
season win. 

Still,»the victory did not come eas- 
ily to the Bears, who out shot Colby 
34-7 on their way to a 2-0 triumph. 

"Although Colby has some very 
fast and skilled players, we held a 
positive mental edge over them 
which enabled us to have better con- 
trol over possession and out-shoot 
them. It came down to who wanted it 
more," said senior defender Gail 

At the helm of the Bears' strong 
effort was senior captain Burgess 
LePage, who scored both goals off 
of assists from two sophomore team- 
mates. Her first goal came from a 
penalty corner and a pass from mid- 
fielder Kate Gormley '09 early in the 
first half. 

"One of the best opportunities to 
score in field hockey is off of a 
penalty corner. Our team has experi- 
enced difficulties in the past with 
capitalizing on these chances, but we 
came up big this weekend with a 
goal off of an extremely well execut- 
ed corner. It's encouraging to know 
that we are improving on the more 
detailed aspects of our game," said 

After taking the lead, Bowdoin 
denied Colby's offense and eventu- 
ally LePage was able to tally anoth- 
er goal off of a feed from forward 
Lindsay McNamara '09 late in the 

second half. In the final minutes of 
the game, Bowdoin goalkeeper Kate 
Leonard and the Polar Bear defense 
stopped a final rush from Colby to 
ice Leonard's second shutout of the 

Junior defender Val Young reflect- 
ed on the Bears' first league test. 

"We came out strong against 
Colby," she said. "The first 
NESCAC game is always a little 
nerve-racking because the stakes are 
so much higher, and the competition 
tougher, but to beat Colby at Colby 
is a great accomplishment. It shows 
we have the determination and skill 
to rise to the occasion and get the job 

Bowdoin, 4-0, will have to rise to 
the occasion again this Saturday 
when the Bears travel to Williams in 
a rematch of last year's NESCAC 
final where they beat the Ephs in 
penalty strokes. 

Women s soccer beats Bates 3-1 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Senior captain Ivy Blackmore handles the ball in women's soccer's 3-1 victory over Bates on Wednesday. The Polar 
Bean now hold a 2-0-2 record. They will visit the Williams Ephs on Saturday and the Brandeis Judges on Sunday. 

Women s rugby nabs first 

W RUGBY, frontpage 13 

Nicole Borunda '08 scored a try 
apiece. Combined with conversions by 
Munford and Utzschneider, the Bears 
finished the game 64-0. 

Winning the first two matches put 
Bowdoin in the semifinals on Sunday 
against Southern Connecticut, a team 
Bowdoin has faced twice in the past 
four years in the New England quar- 

After Krystal Barker '08 scored 
early, Bowdoin was able to physically 
dominate on the pitch. Subsequent 
tries from Emily Skinner '08, 
Munford, and a second try for Barker 
kept the Bears ahead of the Owls. 
Ultimately, Bowdoin was able to pull 
off a 22- 1 victory, placing them in the 
finals against University of Maine- 

Against the familiar opponent, the 
Polar Bears kept their composure and 
entered their fourth match of the week- 
end with determination to play well. 

"Our goal this weekend was to get 
players experienced and to enjoy the 
challenge of opposition," said captain 

Margaret Griffith '07. "Winning is the 
extra bonus." 

The first points of the match against 
Orono were scored by an early penal- 
ty conversion by Munford, followed 
by two tries from Barker and 
Catherine Jager '09. 

"I almost lost that ball," said Jager, 
"but holding onto it and finding the 
ground on the other side of the tryline 
was awesome. I couldn't have done it 
without the cheering and support of 
my teammates." 

UMaine fought back in the second 
half, but the Polar Bears held on to a 
13-12 victory over the UMaine Bears. 

The weekend proved a huge success 
for the rookie and her veteran team- 

"It was really great to see rookies 
out there in support," said veteran for- 
ward Naomi Kordak '07. 

"At times it looked a bit like a traf- 
fic jam, but we managed to make it 
through," rookie Hannah Larson '10 

The Polar Bears face the University 
of New Hampshire this Sunday in 
Durham, New Hampshire. 

Courtesy of the women's rugby team 
Women's rugby poses for a picture after winning the Beantown tournament 

Men's rugby to play UMF 

MEN'S RUGBY, frvm page 13 

New England Rugby Football Union 

"Every game we play this season 
counts, and in order for us to make 
the playoffs, we can take no one 
lightly," said senior captain Dan 

The team looks to continue its suc- 
cess when it travels to the University 
of Maine-Farmington this Saturday. 

The entire team needs to play well 
if Bowdoin hopes to return with a 
victory, Jaffe said. 

"As you always hear, a chain is 
only as strong as its weakest link, and 
that is the case with us," he said. "We 

don't have exceptional size to fall 
back on like all the other teams we 
play. We are a skill- and fitness-based 
team, and a failure in either of these 
two areas leaves us extremely vulner- 

This year's team is somewhat inex- 
perienced and composed of relatively 
untested new talent. According to 
Jaffe, there are currently only two or 
three healthy seniors. 

"The team looks young," Jaffe 
said, "and hungry for some serious 
action. With some very stiff inter- 
squad competition over very limited 
playing positions, this year has the 
makings for an extremely exciting 
and interesting fall season." 


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Rally around proposal 

This week. PletidMl Many Mills issued his recommendation tor the ( 'ollege's 
position on non- investment in Sudan [he proposal includes manv. hut not 
all. of" the rccommentlations made hy the president's Advisor) ( ommittcc on 
-Darfur (A( '<)[)) in May Mills has created .1 strong proposal that underscores the 
( 'ollege's responsibility u> act ethically in all areas ot operation Mis rccomnicnda- 
tion is thoughtful, clear, aiul does ih>( place the College's financial inte re st s at risk. 
the proposal contains many components, and we encourage readers to examine 
the entire document, which can he accessed from the Orient's wen site (orient bow- 
doin edu) The most noteworthy component involves the College's holdings in 
funds operated by investment managers Should managers invest in companies that 
the College has "deemed subject to investment.'' Bowdoin will divert its profits 
from those companies to humanitarian relief organizations That component goes 
beyond the policies of other colleges most institutions that have taken a stand on 
non investment simply discourage their managers from buying certain investments. 
The AIXK . on the other hand, rec omm ended that managers who invest 
Mowdom's funds in such companies should be subject to termination In bis rec- 
ommendation. Mills argued that access to managers is impe r ati ve for the College's 
fiduciary duty for protection and growlh of the endowment Given that the termi- 
nation of a manager by Bowdoin and Bowdoin only would likely do little to 
change his or her investment choices, Mills's stance seems to be a reasonable analy- 
sis of the costs and benefits of such a policy 

In his letter. Mills correctly noted that action on the Darfur issue will be largely 
symbolic Ilie ( 'ollege ikvs not currently hold investments direct or indirect in 
any c om pa ni es commonly deemed subject to divestment by other colleges The pol- 
icy would ad as a plan in the event that a fund manager decides to invest in one of 
these- companies in the future. However, the policy will still have an effect today by ' 
show mg (he investment and political communities that Bowdoin cares about, and is | 
willing to take action on, the genocide in Darfur 

This symbolic display is not yet certain, though, since Mills's recommendation is ; 
not: the final step. The Board of Trustees still needs to consider his proposal. A pos- 
itive vote by the trustees is not guaranteed, and we fear that silence on campus could 
hinder the movement from proposal to policy Therefore, we urge readers to make 
their voices known, individually and collectively. v 

Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) should start by passing a resolution in sup- 
port of Mills's recommendation. In the past, this page has encouraged BSG not to take 
a stand on political issues. The non-investment policy now under consideration is not 
a political issue. Rather, it is an issue of humanity and institutional responsibility. 
When we, as students, profit from people halfway across the world, we also shoulder 
responsibility for ensuring that these profits are not hindering their well-being. 

We also encourage the faculty to pass its own resolution supporting Mills's pro- 
posal. Faculty meetings are often mellow events, with the most agitated debate 
occurring during discussion of parking problems on campus. But there arc times 
when the faculty has a responsibility to act together to protect the campus and its 
principles, and this is one of those times. The faculty should debate Mills's propos- 
al and offer its stamp of approval or suggest changes. 

By walking the grounds of this campus each day, students, faculty, and adminis- 
trators are immensely privileged. We live and work in an environment that urges us 
to use intellect for the advancement of knowledge and justice. We are supported in 
this effort by a half-billion dollar endowment 

Community support for the proposed policy — and the enactment of it by the 
Board of Trustees — will show that we are capable of carrying the responsibility that 
accompanies this great privilege. And, wc are hopeful that in a small way, our small 
college in Maine might be able to help the people of Sudan, too. 

The editorial represents the majority view of The Bowdoin Orient s 
editorial hoard. The editorial hoard is comprised of Bohhy Guerette. 
Beth Kowitt. and Steve Kolowich. 

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Value safety 
over political 

lo the Editors: 

On September II, 2001, funda- 
mentalist, Arab, Muslim terrorists 
flew planes into the World Trade 
Center and Pentagon, killing thou- 
sands of innocent American civil- 
ians. Light years prior (1993), 
Arab Islamists set a car bomb oft 
under the World Trade Center. In 
just the past few months, Arab 
Muslims planned a sophisticated 
attack to take down as many as a 
.dozen airliners heading from Great 
Britain to the United States. 

There is a distinct similarity 
between all of the terrorists men- 
tioned above. They are all Muslim 
and all Arab. Coincidence? I think 
not. The answer to stopping these ter- 
rorists in the U.S.? Racial profiling. 

Why in our airports and else- 
where do we refuse to racially pro- 
file people.' We know who the ter- 
rorists are. They are Muslim 
Arabs. Now not all Muslim Arabs 

are terrorists, but all terrorists 
seem to be of that religion and eth- 

Racial profiling would allow us 
to increase the chance of detaining 
terrorists, therefore escalating 
security. Safety should trump polit- 
ical correctness in this situation. 

If I were an Arab, I would be 
more than willing to be searched at 
an airport because I know that I am 
innocent. The only people that are 
afraid of racial profiling are the 
terrorists themselves. 


/achary Linhart '07 

Chairman, Bowdoin College 

bill does not 
address issues 

To the Editors: 

Jeff Jeng was right to point out 
last week how undocumented 
aliens are mistreated and exploited 
in this country. However, what he 
fails to understand is how H.R. 

4437, a currently proposed immi- 
gration reform bill, will exacer- 
bate that exploitation. 
Prosecuting and punishing those 
who give charity to undocument- 
ed aliens, as this bill does, does 
not "protect" immigrants in any 
way, shape, or form. If this bill 
were voted into law, a soup 
kitchen that gives a meal to an 
undocumented person could be 
prosecuted as would a human 
trafficker or drug smuggler. 
Moreover, the bill does nothing to 
aid people's path to citizenship; 
instead it entirely blocks that path 
off for many, permanently frus- 
trating their desire to become an 
American. This bill does nothing 
to address the real issues with 
immigration. We need reform that 
opens the path to citizenship to 
enough people that we no longer 
have individuals being denied 
their civil liberties, living as sec- 
ond-class citizens in the so-called 
Land of Freedom. Please don't let 
xenophobia" rule our immigration 
policy; help defeat H.R. 4437. 


Sam Minot '08 

Co-Chair, The Democratic Left 

Congress fights the good fight 

These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 

As students of American culture, you 
may have heard tell of a legislative (or 
"law-making") body known as 
"Congress." That's right, your middle 
school teachers weren't just yanking 
your chain when they taught you about 
our nation's bicameral legislature. 

Don't be ashamed if you're not in the 
know on this one. I thought that "bicam- 
eral" meant "of or relating to two 
camels" until I was tenderly corrected by 
one of my professors last spring, shortly 
after declaring a major in Government 
and Legal Studies with a concentration 
in American government 

Anyhoo, turns out that Congress does 
all this law-making business from inside 
a giant hill in Washington, D.C. known 
as the "Capitol." (Or the "CrapitoL" as 
my quick-witted roommate boldly jibes. 
His japery knows no bounds or limita- 
tions!) It is within this hill that the law- 
makers of Congress discuss many 
important matters, like war, censorship, 
and legal recourse against those way- 
ward souls that would bum Old Glory in 
lieu of log-wood and news-print. (That 
flag's for wavin', silly!) 

And forth from this great earth- 
fortress, the Congress issues declarations 
of mighty import and trenchant insight, 
to be abided by all citizens of this land. 
And the citizenry does so willingly, for 
the wisdom of those lion-hearted, pow- 
der-wigged dynamos of democracy is 

But Congress isn't just a Washington- 
'schisive operation, friends. If you can 
believe it, its mighty reach extends clear 
'cross the nation, even here to our own 
humble hamlet, the Great State of 

Representative Tom Allen, of Maine's 
first district, and Representative Mike 
Michaud, of the second, spend months at 
a time in the bowels of the Capitol hill, 
representing the Pine Tree State, her 
interests, values, and the welfare of her 

I was enthused to notice this week, 
during a capricious perusal of our local 
news-letter, the Times-Record, an item 
cataloguing their week's activities. And 
what a busy week it was! Several resolu- 
tions had crossed the desks of our princi- 
pled proxies, and it was with utmost 
thrall that I read the details of each. 

The first: House Resolution 503, pro- 
hibiting the shipment, transport, deliver- 
ance, receipt, possession, purchase, sale, 
or donation of horses and other equines 
for human consumption. Both represen- 
tatives voted yes. 

Hum! I must say, this was not what I 
expected From all I had pieced together 
from text-books, rumors, and folklore, 
die activities of America's legislature are 
characterized by profound arguments 
regarding policy, citizens' affairs, and the 
pursuit of domestic and global peace. 
But if the Congress sees prioritizing the 
grave concern of horses' rights as pru- 
dent to the national interest, I humbly 
defer to their superior wisdom! 

The second: a provision to exempt 
certain Native American tribes to whose 
cultural traditions the consumption of 
horse meat is central. 

Ah, this more closely resembles what 
I expected: die Congress bravely defend- 
ing the rights of American citizens to 

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practice their native rituals. Tis an 
admirable country indeed, whose gov- 
ernment rigorously examines each act of 
law-making and assures that no citizen is 
denied his right to respect his culture's 

Oh, it seems as though our intrepid 
Maine congressmen elected to strike 
down this provision. I must say that at 
this point, I am considerably perplexed. 
The function of the Congress, which 
only minutes ago seemed so sublimely 
obvious to me, now appears unclear! 
Perhaps if I examine this resolution 
more closely, I might come to under- 
stand how it is at all worthy of 
Congress's attention in this time of 
international conflict, genocide, and 

Section 1(b): "Horses and other 
equines play a vital role in the collective 
experience of the United States and 
deserve protection and compassion." 

Ah yes, I now recognize the logic of 
this assertion, having viewed several 
John Wayne films and clips from the ris- 
ible 1960s television program "Mr. Ed" 
"The collective experience of the United 
States": such a fine exhibit of rhetorical 
skill! And so irresistibly true-seeming! I 
am moved by a sudden impulse to salute 
a horse — and perhaps vote one into pub- 
lic office! 

Horses, indeed but other equines as 
well, surely deserve protection by 
Congressional resolution. Indeed not 
only is the prohibition of horse meat 
ingestion vital to the preservation of the 
"collective experience of the United 
States," but other equines, such as asses, 
are undeniably symbols of American 
primacy. After all, who will save our 
asses, if not Congress? 

I have learned a great deal about how 
the great Congress works this day! It 
exists not as a forum for debate concern- 
ing the nature and extension of human 
rights, the virtue of American interven- 
tion in overseas conflicts, or the proper 
interpretation of our founding 
Constitution, but to protect our asses 
from being eaten. 

Huzzah for our honorable Maine con- 
gressmen, and for the 109th Congress of 
the United States! 




Prolife: a fetal incoherence 

by Miles Pope 

Recently, South Dakota passed 
a law making it illegal for a 
woman to obtain an abortion in all 
instances, except when the abor- 
tion is necessary to save the 
woman's life. The law's passage, a 
popular event with many people, 
provides an opportunity to consid- 
er the rationale behind the anti- 
abortion (or "pro-life") move- 

A typical pro-lifer justifies his 
stance with something like the fol- 
lowing argument: "Unborn babies 

(embryos, fetus- 

es, etc.) are 

human beings. 

All human beings 

have the right not 

to be murdered. 

Because abortion 

is a process 

whereby one 

human being 

ends the life of an 

unborn baby, it is 

murder. Thus, 

abortion violates a basic human 

right and should be outlawed." 

It is difficult to imagine a pro- 
life argument that is significantly 
dissimilar to the one detailed 
above. Indeed, it seems as if the 
movement loses a great deal (per- 
haps all) of its credibility if the 
previous argument proves spe- 
cious. If pro-lifers admit that 
unborn babies are not human 
beings, then they will start to have 
a very hard time justifying a ban 
on abortions. Do sub-human para- 
sites have a right to existence that 
trumps the rights of their carriers 
to remove them? If it is not a 
question of prohibiting murder, 
then does it really make sense to 
allow childbirth when the parents 
do not really want children? The 
reasonable answer to these ques- 
tions is "pro-choice." 

So the pro-lifer must make the 
case that unborn babies are just as 
human as babies that have already 
been born. If he does not argue 
such a case, then his anti-abortion 
stance is increasingly difficult to 
defend. Unfortunately for his 
cause, the pro-lifer rarely makes 
this case. 

Consider the pro-lifer who 
believes that women should not be 

// it is not a question 
of prohibiting murder, 
then does it really make 
sense to allow childbirth 
when the parents do not 
really want children! 

permitted to have abortions unless 
they have been raped or must 
receive an abortion in order to live. 
If the unborn baby is just as human 
as its mother, then the pro-lifer is 
really making the unpalatable claim 
that one group of human beings is 
more valuable than another group 
of human beings. In the instance of 
rape, the pro-lifer is suggesting that 
the psychological and economic 
comfort of any member of one 
group of human beings is more 
important than the life of any mem- 
ber of another group of human 
beings. And in the instance in which 
either the mother's life is preserved 

or the unborn 

baby's life is pre- 
served, the pro- 
lifer is suggesting 
that the life of any 
member of one 
group of human 
beings is more 
important than the 
life of any mem- 
ber of another 
group of human 
Let us take the latter instance, the 
pro-lifer's assertion (the one 
already codified, with popular 
acclaim, in South Dakota) that a 
woman should be permitted to 
obtain an abortion if and only if she 
must have one to save her life. Let 
us presume there is a case when 
doctors must decide between deliv- 
ering a baby at the cost of the moth- 
er's life or abortion. Clearly, the 
pro-lifer would say, "abort the baby 
and save the mother." He might say 

"let the mother decide," but the two 
remarks are substantively equiva- 

Now imagine a similar case (a bit 
far-fetched, but nonetheless imagi- 
nable) in which either a woman 
must die or a man must die. If any- 
body suggested that, in such a case, 
the woman should always die (or 
that it should be up to the man who 
lived), he would be sharply cen- 
sured. Yet this is similar to what the 
pro-lifer would say, which is that 
the life of one type of human being 
(a grown woman) is always more 
valuable than the life of another 
type of human being (an unborn 

It would be ludicrous to suggest 
that the pro-life movement is driven 
by people who believe that certain 
groups of human beings are more 
worthy of life than other groups of 
human beings. Pro-lifers are mis- 
guided; they are not mediaeval. 
Moreover, when push comes to 
shove, pro-lifers do not really 
believe that unborn children are 
human beings. Instead, they believe 
that they are "almost human 
beings." Should an "almost human 
being" be afforded the same rights 
afforded to a human being? This 
question is worth asking, and is in 
fact the real question that abortion 
advocates and opponents ought to 
be debating. 

The pro-life assertion that an 
unborn baby is a human being, 
however, is simply rhetoric and 
should not be taken seriously. 

Miles Pope '09 is a member of 
the Libertarian Club. 

Respect 'the Crew* 

by Margaret Munford 

For the past two summers, I have 
joined several other Bowdoin students 
in spending our time not researching or 
interning, but rather working outdoors 
as groundskeepers for the College. 
There are many benefits to being on 
"the Crew" in the summer. One of those 
benefits is developing friendships with 
the Facilities Management employees. 
They are the housekeepers, 
groundskeepers, arid shop workers who 
help this institution run smoothly. 
Without these hardworking men and 
women, we would be surrounded by 
garbage, overgrown grass, fallen leaves 
and blankets of unplowed snow. We 
would be sitting in empty rooms, sleep- 
ing on dirty floors, and practicing our 
sports in chest-high grass. You'll recog- 
nize these employees at work every day 
and every hour of the week. You may 
have received emails dismissing all 
"non-essential employees." These are 
the essential employees. 

This past summer the College lost 
one of its most devoted employees, and 
unless you were a worker for grounds 
you would not even know. This is 
because unlike other present or former 
professors, coaches or other administra- 
tive staff, the College has failed to 
inform the Bowdoin community. Robert 
A. Crossley spent 18 years as a 
Bowdoin employee and died on July 1, 
2006, of a heart attack. He was just two- 
and-a-half weeks shy of his 50th birth- 

Bob was one of the most dedicated 
employees Bowdoin has ever had In 
fact, at the time of his passing. Bob had 

over six months of paid vacation. This is 
not because Bob was planning an 
extended holiday. Indeed, it was quite 
the opposite — Bob saw no reason to 
take a holiday. Even when the crew 
would convince him to take a day off to 
fish, Bob would come in for coffee to 
see how things were without him. When 
asked why he never took vacation. Bob 
would respond, "If I took vacation, I'd 
forget how to work!" 

His dedication to Bowdoin is rare, 
and during my four years here, I have 
yet to come across someone who shows 
such devotion to his work. Bowdoin 
was Bob's most intimate community. 
Yet, the higher administration of the 
College failed to adequately recognize 
his passing. That lack of recognition is 

How is it that a college can endure 
such a loss without a proper recognition 
of one man's service to his community? 
If we truly value service at Bowdoin, 
how can we explain this lack of recogni- 
tion? Is our intellectual elitism casting a 
shadow over the workers of this com- 
munity? Or are we only a community of 
learners, ignorant of the community of 
workers who make our learning possi- 
ble? I am writing this to recognize Bob 
for the years he spent working for the 
College and also to compel the Bowdoin 
community to pay respect to those who 
keep this campus beautiful. Say "thank 
you" to the next groundskeeper who 
picks up your trash, to the next house- 
keeper that cleans your hallway, or to the 
next shop worker whom you call for a 
workorder. If we don't show them the 
respect they deserve, how can we call 
ourselves anything but a community of 
elitist hypocrites? 

by Alex Benzole '08 

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Jamil Wyne '08 

"Let's take a nap 

Luke Fairbanks '09 

"Kim Jong II party: 

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favorite threat to 


Darian Reid-Sturgis '09 

"Brown paper bag 

Alice Lee '07 

"Come as your favorite 

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September 22-28 



Common Hour with 
Robert F Kennedy Jr. 

Lecture by environmental activist, author, 

and lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Book 

ligning and discussion to follow. 


12:30- 1:30 p.m. 
Rosh Hashanah service 

Rosh Hashanah begins with a service 

sponsored by Bowdoin Hillel. 

Daggett Lounge. Thorne Hall, 


"Strangers on a Train" 

The Bowdoin Film Society presents 

this 1951 Hitchcock drama. 

Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 
7 p.m. 

Rosh Hashanah dinner 

Main Lounge. Moulton Union, 
8- 10:3Op.m. 

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Margot D. Miller, The Bowdoin Orient 
First^years Amelia Lanier and Jaclyn Davis pose before the 
Ladd Toga Party on Saturday night. 


"Strangers on a Train" 

Smith auditorium. Sills Hall, 
7 p.m. 


LASO dance party 

Bust out your best moves at this event 

sponsored by the Latin American 

Student Organization. 

Jack Magee's Pub. 

9 p.m. - 1 A.M. 


Follow the Lieder 

Readings by Clara and Robert 

Schumann and a soprano, tenor, and 

piano trio will perform. 

Bowdoin Chapel, 

2 -3:30 p.m. 


Sunday Mass 

Bowdoin Chapel, 
9 p.m. 


Men's Varsity Soccer 

Root for your Polar Bears in this match up 
against the University of New England. 

4 P.M. 


Ed Gerety 

A two-part seminar addressing alcohol 

consumption and general decision-making. 

Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater, 

7-8 p.m., 

8:30- 10 p.m. 

Safe Space info session 

Learn about how you can become a trained 

advocate for sexual assault survivors. 

Women's Resource Center, 

8:30 p.m. 




Student adviser breakfast 

A gathering to recognize heads of 

Bowdoin's numerous student groups. 

Main lounge, Moulton Union, 

8-9 a.m. 


f Graham Petrie lecture 

English and film professor at McMaster 

University Graham Petrie will discuss Alfred 

Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train." 

Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 

7:30-8:45 p.m. 


Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
The Bowdoin College Stoned Clown gathers for a pump-up cheer during sectionals last weekend. 


David Wishart 

Come listen to the lecture "Inventing the 

Great Plains Region." 

Room 107, Kanbar Hall, 

4 P.M 


Don't miss this hilarious performance by 

the student comedy sketch group! 

Kresge Auditorium, 

Visual Arts Center, 

7 - lO p.m. 





Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

September 29, 2006 
Volume CXXXVI, Number 4 


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College moves to acquire air station land 

Extensive federal petitioning process to begin; would triple size of campus 

Courtesy of BN AS 
An aerial view of the 3,300-acre Brunswick Naval Air 
Station, which is slated for closure in 2011. 

by Nat Herz 
Orient Staff 

Bowdoin will seek to triple the size of 
its campus by acquiring a 450-acre parcel 
of land from the Brunswick Naval Air 
Station (BNAS), the College announced 
late Thursday. The 3,300-acre military 
base is scheduled to close by 201 1 . 

Though no specific development plans 
were included in the announcement. 
President Barry Mills indicated that the 
College would consider using the land for 

recreational, administrative, and academic 

"Having 3,300 acres available in 
Brunswick is probably a once-in-a-life- 
time opportunity," Senior Vice President 
for Finance and Administration Katy 
Longley told the Orient in an interview 
late Thursday. "And we want to acquire 
property for future generations of the 

Longley stressed that the College's 
plans were only in their preliminary 
stages, and that the reason for the 

announcement "is to be clear to 
Brunswick residents what we're interested 

At the same time, state Rep. Stan 
Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, raised concerns 
that Bowdoin's plans would compete with 
his proposal for a new, 1,000-acre town 
commons to be carved from the base. 

"The College has never talked to me 
about a damn thing, and I'm the one 
that puts the order through the 

Please see STATION, page 3 

BSG endorses Darfur group Students, COpS 

by Will Jacob 
Orient Staff 

Bowdoin Student Government 
voted Wednesday to endorse the 
creation of a permanent committee 
to identify crimes against humani- 
ty. The proposed committee, which 
President Barry Mills recommend- 
ed against in his statement last 
week, would be comprised of 
trustees, staff, faculty, and students. 

"We should use Bowdoin's aca- 
demic resources to encourage and 
communicate with the Bowdoin 
community. We can be there as a 
representative of Bowdoin stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, and trustees to 
come up with recommendations," 
said Class of 2008 Representative 
Clark Gascoigne. 

The idea stemmed from the 
Advisory Committee on Darfur 

news media 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wasn't 
meek in his assessment of American 
politics during during a recent visit 
to Bowdoin. 

"Eighty percent of Republicans 
are just Democrats who don't know 
what's going on," said Kennedy in 
his Common Hour speech last 
Friday in Pickard Theater. 

Kennedy is an environmental 
lawyer and president of Waterkeeper 
Alliance, the fastest-growing envi- 
ronmental group in the country. 

Although Kennedy brought down 
the house with his poke at 
Republicans, he focused much of his 
speech on the problems within the 
American media and political cam- 
paigning system. 

"We are the best-entertained and 
least-informed people on earth," he 

News services now "appeal to the 
prurient interests we all have in the 
reptilian parts of our brain for sex 
and celebrity gossip." 

Kennedy asserted that an educated 

Please see KENNEDY, page 4 


The full text of Bowdoin Student ' 
Government's Darfur resolution is avail- 
able for download on the Orient's web 

(ACOD), which suggested the for- 
mation of a "permanent committee 
to identify crimes against humani- 
ty... to ensure the swift identifica- 
tion of international problems to 
which Bowdoin would have a 
moral obligation to respond." 

In response, Gascoigne created a 
proposal for BSG to support the 
recommendation. The resolution 
states that BSG "recognizes that 
there exist rare occasions when an 
international consensus of outrage 
exists with regard to an exception- 
ally reprehensible situation, there- 
by justifying a course of action by 

the College." 

Last week, Mills issued a recom- 
mendation to the trustees that urged 
for the creation of a non-investment 
policy for companies complicit 
with the genocide in the Darfur 
region of Sudan. If approved by the 
trustees, Mills's proposal would 
forbid investments with such com- 
panies and divert any profits from 
such companies by the College's 
private fund managers to humani- 
tarian relief organizations. 

However, Mills argued against the 
creation of a permanent committee 
to handle such human rights issues. 
While the resolution says that BSG 
"fully supports the majority of the 
suggestions presented in the presi- 
dent's recommendations," the 
assembly said situations might arise 

Please see BSG, page 4 

clash at Quinby 

Keep your eyes on the road! 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Anthony DiNicola '07 pretends to drive Jeremy Bernfeld '09 as the 
two perform at the Improvabilities show on Thursday evening. 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

A series of incidents on Saturday 
night at Quinby House's 1980s- 
themed party left a police officer 
injured, one student in jail until he 
could post bail, and another facing 
a court appearance. 

According to Director of Safety 
and Security Randy Nichols, the 
party at Quinby, which began at 
9:30 p.m., was going "very well." 
In an interview with the Orient, 
Nichols explained that prior to the 
start of the event, a security offi- 
cer had completed a pre-party 
check that involved inspecting 
and recording keg numbers, 
ensuring that the event hosts and 
alcohol host were aware of their 
responsibilities, and verifying 
that all regulations were being 

"We were monitoring the event 
here at Security," Nichols said. 
"We had an officer assigned to that 
general area and he had checked on 
the party about three times over the 
course of the evening." 

Nichols explained thai although 
the four-keg Quinby party was a 
"hopping event" with a "loud 
crowd and loud music," Security 
had "received no complaints from" 
nearby residents regarding noise. 

"From our perspective, the 
party itself was well-run and 
appeared to be going along just 
fine," he said. "That is, until a 
[Brunswick Police Department 
(BPD}] patrol officer happened to 
notice four apparent students 
walking along Maine Street with 
what appeared to be alcoholic 
beverages in their possession," 
Nichols said. 



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his Olympic biathlon 

dreams to Bowdoin 

Page 5 


Brunswick police (BPD) broke up o party 
at Quinby House last weekend. BPD 
entered the building after an officer 
injured himself chasing four "suspi 
tious' appearing female students, who 
ran toward Quinby 's vicinity. This resulted 
in the following: 

* Police officers were taunted by stu- 
dents after arriving at Quinby. 

* Though the officers could not locate the 
four women, they encountered students 
who were "visibly intoxicated." 

* BPD decided to shut down the party, 
and a Bowdoin security officer then 
turned off the music. 

* Multiple students were cited by BPD for 
illegal possession of alcohol by consump- 

* One student, who yelled obscenities at 
BPD, was arrested and released on bail 
later that night. 

According to Director of 
Residential Life Kim Pacelli, the 
BPD "observed some women stu- 
dents... with what the police 
thought were open containers in the 
Ashby House parking lot, which is 
right next to Quinby." The women 
then "decided to flee," Pacelli said 
in an interview with the Orient. 

"Rather than just remaining there 
and speaking to the officer and 
dealing with the situation, the stu- 
dents ran off and the officer pur- 
sued the students," Nichols 

"The officer, in trying to appre- 
hend them, fell and hurt himself," 
Pacelli said. According to Nichols 
and Pacelli, the officer, who sus- 

Please see QUINBY, page 2 




Nichols hopes to preserve 'great relationship* with police 

QUINBY, from page 1 

tamed a minor injury, then called 
for backup. Police records viewed 
by the Orient show that an officer 
reported "suspicious behavior" — 
the four women running — near 
Quinby House at 11:34 p.m. Four 
more BPD officers, two patrolmen 
and two lieutenants, arrived within 
the next three minutes, police 
records show. 

"Extra police did arrive on the 
scene and we had a couple of secu- 
rity officers on the scene," Nichols 

BPD officers approached Quinby 
House to inquire about the four 
females "who had made the poor 
decision to flee," Pacclli said. The 
police, while unable to locate the 
women, "encountered some other 
students who were taunting 
(them]," Pacclli added. 

Nichols added that in a meeting 
with the BPD he learned that "it 
was also apparent fto the police) 
that a couple of the /students who 
were interacting witn\thc officers- 
were intoxicated. Now, it's unclear 
whether the students had consumed 
at the Quinby event or had con- 
sumed earlier," Nichols said. 

"At this point, I think the officers 
were pretty frustrated and felt like 
they were dealing with a really 
poorly managed event," Pacclli 
said. "The decisions and the actions 
by some students, as I understand it, 
really had the effect of making it 
look M though the Quinby party 
was not being run well when the 
reports from Security were just the 
opposite," she said. 

"In a nutshell, the event was 
going well and we think it was well- 
planned event, however, once the 
police have a reason to be there and 
they observe violations taking place 
then it changes the face of things 
very quickly and the officers have a 
lot of discretion as to which way 
things can go," Nichols said. 

"The commanding officer on the 
scene from the BPD made a deci- 
sion very early on to shut down the 
event and they had the authority to 
do that," he explained. 

"Many of the students in Quinby 
were not even aware of what was 
going on, but they were advised to 
clear out the building. One of our 
officers went in, shut the music 
down and advised people to leave," 
Nichols added 

Hie DJ at the party. Dennis "D.I 
D-Niee" Burke '09, confirms 
Nichols's account. "A security gu\ 
came in and actually pulled the 
plug, the plug to the mixer, out. He 
didn't ask me to turn it off. he just 

"We've always sought 
to have a really coop- 
erative relationship 
with the Brunswick 
police, and we work 
really well together." 

Kim Pacelli 
Director of Residential Life 

came up and pulled the plug," 
Burke said. 

After the music stopped, a num- 
ber of students were less than 
enthused by the idea of departing 
and some reportedly hassled the 

"I heard the cops were saying 
'leave' so 1 left," C'hantel Crawley 
'10 said. "Some of my friends 
though, went up to them and said, 
'We're legal, we're legal.'" Some 
students were under the impression 
that the BPD could not arrest them 
while they were on College property. 

The police, apparently irritated at 
this point, then issued an ultimatum 
according a number of witnesses: 
leave Quinby or be arrested. 

"Yeah, right," a sophomore male 

The police promptly made him 
get on his knees and interlock his 
fingers behind his head. Although 
he did not have any alcohol on 
him, after the police determined he 
had been drinking, he Was cited 
for "illegal possession of liquor by 
a minor," according to BPD 

Nichols, a Maine state trooper for 
27 years before he came to 
Bowdoin, explained that possession 
by consumption is still possession 
and can results in the same ticket. 
The student was given a citation 
and a court date and was then 

Although the Orient identified 
the student, his name is being with- 
held at his request. 

The great majority of party-goers 
left without incident, but a few who 
were visibly intoxicated were made 
to get on their knees. The police 
determined who was 21 and 
released those persons of age. 

One male sophomore, age 20, 
was examined by the police and 
determined to be intoxicated. He 
was cited for "illegal possession of 
liquor by a minor" as a result of 

consumption. The student was 
released but was "cited a bit later 
for disorderly conduct for some 
loud, offensive language that was 
verbalized" toward the police, 
Nichols said. 

Witnesses report that after receiv- 
ing his citation the student walked 
across Maine Street and yelled 
"something along the lines of 
'screw the Brunswick police.'" It is 
unclear whether the comment was 
to his friends or aimed at the nearby 

The BPD promptly placed him 
under arrest. After being processed 
at the Brunswick police station for 
over an hour and paying $240 bail 
he was released with three citations: 
one for the alcohol, one for disor- 
derly conduct and one for "posses- 
sion of a false I.D. card," according 
to police records. 

As a condition of giving the 
interview, the Orient agreed to 
withhold his name. 

Despite the problems the police 
encountered, the College expects to 
continue having a strong relation- 
ship with the local force. 

"We've always sought to have a 
really cooperative relationship 
with the Brunswick police, and we 
work really well together," Pacelli 

"I'm not critical of the police 
response," Nichols said, "We have a 
great relationship with the BPD and 
we want to keep it that way." 

Multiple messages left on the 
voicemail of the BPD's press con- 
tact were not immediately returned. 

Neither the College administra- 
tion nor the police nor the Orient 
was able to conclusively identify 
the four females who prompted the 
events at Quinby by fleeing from 
the police. 

"What they ought to do is come 
forward [since their action] was the 
instigating event," Nichols said! 

"It would be nice if they would 
turn themselves in," Nichols added. 
"I would look at that with a great 
deal of respect, if they were to step 
forward and be accountable." 

Moments of absurdity, embarassment 
follow Quinby bust by Brunswick cops 

Although the evening's events were 
quite serious for the students who were 
cited, for the Quinby residents whose 
party was shut down and for the frus- 
trated police officers, there was a great 
deal of absurd humor in the minutes 
that followed the arrival of the BPD. 

Costumes were not required for 
entry to the party but the great majority 
of students of who attended were 
garbed in '80s regalia. 

Matt Bowers '10 decided to dress up 
as Joel Goodsen, the character famous- 
ly portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 1983 
film "Risky Business." Matching 
Cruise's famous costume, Bowers 
arrived at Quinby in aviator sunglasses, 
a white button-down shirt, and under- 

He was in Quinby 's basement when 
he was told that the police had arrived. 
With three friends, he departed via 
Quinby's back door. 

"When I opened the door, there was 
a cop car right in front of me with its 
lights shining right on me," Bowers 
said. "I was caught with my pants off — 
literally." According to Bowers, he and 
his friends "walked straight across the 
lawn in front of Quinby." For Bowers, 
wearing only his underwear, it was a 
surreal moment. "It was one of those 
things like 'is this really happening?' 
I'm walking next to a bunch of cops 
with no pants," he said Bowers and his 
friends returned to their dorm, but the 
absurdity was just beginning for some 
other students. 

Two first-year females on the way 
back to one of the freshman bricks 
decided to make a quick exit out of the 
back of Quinby when the word got to 
them that the police were on scene. 
After the door closed and locked 
behind them, one of the women real- 
ized she needed to urinate and decided 
to use the woods. 

Suddenly a bright light was flashed 
at them and a police officer yelled, 
"What are you doing?" according to 
one of the women, who wished to 
remain anonymous to avoid further 
embarrassment. "I sprinted into the 
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"Hopefully it was a 
once-in-a-lifetime [expe- 
rience] to he standing 
on Maine Street in 
'80s clothes bought 
from the Salvation 
Army, talking to my 
favorite Brunswick 
P.D. officer." 

Lindsey Bruett 
Quinby House President 

her pants, followed behind me," she 
said. "In the process my ID card fell 
out of my '80s costume and my flip 
flops came off." 

After a few short seconds both of 
the women fell, having tripped on 
some underbrush. The woman who 
had been urinating lost her cell phone 
and a flip-flop in the fall. The officer 
approached them and asked what they 
were doing. 

"We were just peeing," one said. 
Shaking his head, he told them to go 
home at which point they both walked 
away, shoeless and short one key and 
one cell phone. The women later 
recovered the lost items. 

A few minutes later, once all the 
party guests had departed, talking with 
the BPD about the party, Quinby 
House President Lindsey Bruett '09 
did her best to come off as presidential 
while garbed in second-hand clothes 
two decades out of style. 

"Hopefully it was a once-in-a-life- 
time [experience] to be standing on 
Maine Street in '80s clothes bought 
from the Salvation Army, talking to 
my favorite Brunswick P.D. officer," 
Bruett said. 

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Legislature. They're certainly 
welcome to ask for anything, but 
there are certainly going to be 
competing interests on that prop- 
erty," he said in a phone inter- 
view Thursday night. "We're 
looking at what property is going 
to make the new town commons 
and [the area Bowdoin has indi- 
cated] is certainly some property 
that every conservation interest 
in town would want to conserve." 

Before Bowdoin can actually 
acquire the parcel, the College 
must outline an elaborate plan 
for the land's use, including 
proof that the land is needed, an 
environmental analysis, and a 
description of any buildings to 
be constructed, as well as the 
necessary financial means to 
implement construction. This 
plan would be binding for the 
first 30 years of the land's own- 

After a plan is drafted, it is then 
submitted to the Brunswick Local 
Redevelopment Authority (LRA) 
for consideration. 

"They will submit an applica- 
tion to the LRA, which is also 
going to be vetted through the 
community planning process," 
said Steve Levesque, executive 

director of the LRA, on Thursday 

Then, "if it's okay with the 
navy, then they would submit 
their proposal to the Department 
of Education." 

At this point, however, it is not 
even entirely clear which parcels 
of land will be available, since 
federal agencies will be the first 
to make claims on the BNAS 

Within the next few months, 
these claims will be made public, 
at which point any other interest- 
ed parties will have 90 days to 
come up with their detailed pro- 

Longley said that she hopes the 
College can work with the town 
to come up with a satisfactory 

"I know that Rep. Gerzofsky is 
working diligently to see if the 
town can acquire property on the 
base to replace the former town 
commons," she said in a follow- 
up email message. 

"I am not certain where the 
property boundaries [of the new 
town commons] would be. It's 
early in the process and we will 
want to work closely with Rep. 
Gerzofsky, the town, and other 
interested parties as we develop 
our plan." 

Longley added that Bowdoin 
would be sure to recognize any 
natural resources limitations on 
the property, which contains 
fragile pitch pine and grassland 

According to Longley, the 
next step for the College is com- 
ing up with its detailed develop- 
ment strategy. 

She said that the strategy 
would be discussed with the 
trustees, and she also encour- 
aged any interested students to 
contact her. 

"We've identified the area," 
she said. "Now we need to roll 
up our sleeves and put a plan 

CPC offers access 
to new resume tool 

by Gemma Leghorn 
Orient Staff 

Starting this fall, a program 
implemented by the Career 
Planning Center called "Optimal 
Resume" aims to take the headache 
out of creating a resume. 

The web-based program guides 
students through the process of 
creating and managing a resume, 
from formatting to presentation. 

A small company called The 
Hunter Group first created in 2004, and 
worked closely with the director of 
the Career Center at the University 
of North Carolina when developing 
the program. 

"The company worked with 
career professionals to develop the 
resume software, and a strength of 
that is that the resume formats are 
generally very good for most 
fields," said James Westhoff, 
Bowdoin's assistant director of 
career exploration and internships. 
"They put a lot of thought into 

Optimal Resume has seen a sub- 
stantial jump in its number of 
clients — primarily colleges — from 
10 to well over 50. A number of 
schools from the Consortium of 
Liberal Arts, including Bowdoin. 
signed up for the program together, 
allowing for a better deal financial- 
ly than if they had gone in sepa- 

Feedback from students did play 
into the College's decision to 
implement the program, and the 

Career Planning Center feels that it 
will be a valuable tool for students 
to supplement career counseling. 

"It helps us with the layout ques- 
tion, and helps us be able to coun- 
sel students on content more. Less 
time is spent worrying about where 
to put the dates, and more time is 
spent on content," said Westhoff. 

In describing the system, 
Westhoff emphasized its simplicity 
and flexibility. Users can decide to 
format each section differently, or 
use one of nine pre-existing tem- 
plates that will format the whole 
resume in a way standard to that 
template. Samples are also provid- 
ed for each section of the resume to 
give users an idea about what 
things should look like. 

It is not known how many stu- 
dents on campus currently use 
Optimal Resume, but the number 
is expected to increase as more 
become aware of the program. 
Seniors know about the service 
and are using it because it was 
introduced to them at a senior 

Optimal Resume is open to all 
students for their four years at 
Bowdoin, as well as graduates for a 
six-month period. In the future, it 
may be possible for alumni to gain 
access to the tool for an annual fee. 

"It really does help students who 
don't have a resume, or students 
who do have a resume that is not in 
a good format," said Westhoff. 

A link to Optimal Resume can be 
found on the CPC homepage, bow- 
doin. edu/epc. 

Magee's pub now closed on Wednesdays 

Are you missing the pub on 
Wednesday nights? According to pub 
employee Jack Hartman '07, you're 
probably one of the few who do. 

Jack Magee's Pub, previously 
open Wednesday through Saturday, 
is now no longer open for business 
on Wednesday nights, BCNews first 

"The pub is closed on Wednesdays 
because of the large loss in profits 
over the past two years. Wednesday 
nights were never really huge and 

probably about $15 to $20 of booze 
was a sold a night," said Hartman. 

He remembers that Wednesdays 
only did well when there was a special 
event to draw students to the pub. 

"There were two or three special 
events that happened during the year 
where Wednesday nights would pull 
in huge profits," he said. 

Hartman thinks that the pub's 
decision could be an indicator of 
future closings. 

"If the pub isn't supported better by 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 9/22 to 9/27 

Friday, September 22 

• Damage to the Safe Ride van's 
right side running board was 

Saturday, September 23 

• A Maine Hall student reported 
that a guest of another student 
damaged a laptop during a gather- 
ing in the student's room. 
Security officers identified the 
guest, who agreed to pay for the 

• A fire alarm was reported at 
Brunswick Apartments I section. 
The Brunswick Fire Department 
responded and found no apparent 
cause for the false alarm. 

•The fire alarm at Baxter House 
was activated by a fog machine in 
use in the basement. While there, 
the Brunswick Fire Department 
noted potential fire hazards posed 
by wall decorations in place for an 
upcoming event. Later in the 
week a safety inspection was con- 
ducted by BFD, Security, and 
Residential Life to identify and 
correct code violations. 

• Stowe Inn students reported sus- 
picious activity in the laundry room. 

• A Pine Street student was cited 
for an alcohol policy violation. 

• Brunswick police arrested a stu- 
dent at a registered event at Quinby 
House for disorderly conduct, pos- 
session of alcohol by a minor, and 
possession of a false ID card. A sec- 
ond student was charged with pos- 
session of alcohol by a minor. 

Sunday, September 24 

•A Brunswick Apartment H stu- 
dent reported that an offensive 
remark was scrawled on an apart- 
ment door with a black marker. 
This is not a hate/bias incident. 

•A Bowdoin sophomore was 
arrested for drunk driving by 
Brunswick Police. 

Monday, September 25 

• A student was questioned by 
Brunswick Police when he was seen 
walking in the Bowdoin Pines at 3 

• Two students were involved in a 
minor two- vehicle accident in the 

Russwurm parking lot. 

Tuesday, September 26 

•A fire alarm at Chamberlain Hall 
was activated by hair spray or a 
curling iron. 

•A security officer took a report 
of a bicycle stolen from Howard 
Hall and a short while later recov- 
ered the bike at Brunswick 

Wednesday, September 27 

• A staff member reported receiv- 
ing an anonymous telephone call 
containing offensive language and 
drug references. 

• A rugby player with a head 
injury was transported to Parkview 

Note from Safety & Security: 

So far this semester three 
Bowdoin students have been arrest- 
ed for drunk driving in Brunswick. 

There is never a need for a 
Bowdoin student to drive after 
drinking. The College offers sever- 
al alternatives: Safe Ride, 

Brunswick Taxi, sober friends, 
and Bowdoin Safety and Security. 

If you've been drinking, don't 
turn the key. Call someone. The 
Bowdoin community cares about 
your safety. 

Maine has a tough Operating 
Under the Influence (OUI) law 
with a .08 alcohol limit. 

„Therc is zero-tolerance for driv- 
ers under age 2 1 . That means you 
are in violation if you have any 
amount of alcohol in your blood. 
Zero-tolerance cases (under age 
21 and below .08 blood alcohol 
count) are handled administrati\e- 
ly with a one-year license suspen- 
sion for a first offense. 

If you refuse to take a blood test 
there is an additional six month 

If you have a passenger in your 
vehicle that is under age 21, add 
another nine months to your 
license suspension. 

— Compiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Security. 

the students this year, or even this first 
semester, we may see the end of Friday 
and possibly Saturday nights as well." 

He points out that pub attendance 
is directly correlated to the entertain- 
ment booked at the pub that night. 

"DJs pull in a large profit while 
bands tend not to," he said. "The pub 
and the booking of entertainment are 
completely independent of each 
other... I feel it is a problem and 
should be changed." 

— Kira Chappelle, Staff Writer 

- Corrections h 

Wrong word 

Due to a typographic error, last 
Friday's editorial, "Rally around 
proposal," contained an incorrect 
quotation of a portion of the pres- 
ident's report on investments in 
firms doing business in Sudan. 
The president recommended that 
profits should be diverted from 
companies that the College will 
have "deemed subject to divest- 
ment," not investment. The 
Orient regrets the error. 

Wrong office 

In last Friday's "Changing 
Faces: 3 Deans, 3 Weeks" install- 
ment, "Judd wants 'seamless' 
education" should have stated 
that the dean for academic affairs 
said the primary focus of the 
Office of the Dean for Academic 
Affairs must be supporting the 
faculty. Due to a typographic 
error, the story incorrectly report- 
ed that this was a focus for the 
Office of Student Affairs. 

The Orient strives to be accu- 
rate in all of its reporting. If you 
believe a correction or clarifica- 
tion is needed, please email the 
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Mckesson hopes BSG can create 'sustainable ■ spaces, intentional programming for students 

BSG from page I 

where an efficient committee already 
in place would be advantageous 

Much of the discussion revolved 
around the logistics and purpose of estab- 
lishing a committee Members of BS( i 
were cunous as to how often the com- 
mittee would be necessary, who would 
be in charge, how an international crisis 
would be identified, what stances or 
actions the ( 'ollcge would take, and what 
student involvement would look like 
Furthermore, since Mills has stated his 
opposition to a trustee-based committee, 
there arc questions as to how BSG may 
help create one. 

Ciascoigne explained that details 
would be worked out at a later time, but 
the goal was to support the group's con- 
cept tor now. 

The committee was compared to the 
Bias Incident Group, an assembly on 
campus that can convene when an 
offensive action in the student body 
must be addressed. Vice President of 
HS(i Affairs Dustin Brooks '08 said 
this would work similarly 

"This resolution is just to push the 
idea in a certain direction This system 
will be in place and ready, wailing to be 
called upon, no matter whether it's the 
students, faculty, president, alumni, or 
tnistees," said lirooks. 

Wednesday's meeting was the first 
official time the Kxly convened this 

year, and Brooks said the humanity 
committee vote was very significant. 

"It's important for the BSG to have 
taken such a bold step, and it's been 
four years since the BSG last took a 
position of this significance," said 
Brooks. "I think this was the right one 
to start with because it was well consid- 
ered and well thought out." 

The final vote was 1 6 supporting the 
committers creation, and seven against 

Those seven were Charlie Ticotsky 
'07, Becca Ginsberg '07, Sophia Seifert 
'09, Emily Hubbard '07, Ben 
Freedman '09, Carolyn Chu '07. and 
Mike Bartha '09. 

In addition, at the meeting the mem- 
bers also approved spending for the 
night taxi and shuttle services, subsi- 
dized movie tickets, an energy-efficient 
light bulb promotion, and photographs 
with the polar bear mascot for Parents 

Such decisions tic into BSG's broad- 
er goals for the year, which encompass 
both the BSG members and the 
Bowdoin community as a whole 
I)cRay Mckesson '07, president of 
BSG explained the three pillars of 
BSG: shared leadership in the Bowdoin 
community, creating intentional pro- 
gramming for the College, and devel- 
oping "sustainable" spaces for students 
to thrive in. 

"The idea is that there are two 

Kennedy criticizes Bush in speech 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., lecturing at Common Hour, has written three books, 
including one about Bowdoin alumnus Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. 

KENNEDY, from p€*i I 

public, primarily by means of the 
media, is crucial to maintaining a 
well-run democracy. 

"You cannot have a democracy 
very long if you don't have an 
informed public," he said. 

He said the greatest threat to 
American democracy is excessive 
corporate influence in the govern- 
ment, and defined fascism as the 
merger of state and corporate 

"The domination of business by 
government is communism. The 
domination of government by busi- 
ness is fascism," be said 

Kennedy seemed wary about the 
power of corporations. 

"Five multinational corporations 
now own 14,000 radio stations, 5,000 
TV stations and 80 percent of the 

newspapers," he said. 

Kennedy also discussed the impor- 
tance of nature in American society. 
He believes Americans protect nature 
to protect ourselves, both spiritually 
and physically! 

"We protect nature for our own 
sake," he said. "Nature is infrastruc- 
ture for our communities." 

He was highly critical of the cur- 
rent administration's environmental 
policy and called George W. Bush 
"the worst environmental president 
in American history." 

Kennedy concluded his speech 
by reiterating the importance of 
the environment to Americans, 
asserting that the roots of spiritu- 
ality and religion are found in 

"Nature is the critical defining ele- 
ment of the American people," he 

communities the BSG serves: the 
community at large and a community 
of leaders. We ask ourselves: How do 
we support these campus leaders, 
what skills are important to know, 
and how do we make sure all in the 
community cooperate in productive 
ways?" said Mckesson. 
As for programming, Mckesson said 

it's important not only to be involved 
with creating programs on campus, but 
also to understand the intentions behind 
those programs. 

Finally, Mckesson said BSG works 
towards creating spaces for advisor 
meetings, working and discussion 
groups, committees, and more. The 
idea is, to ensure that "productive and 

healthy tension exists" in the form of 
debates, intellectual discussions, and 
sharing of ideas and opinions. 

All BSG officers are linked to these 
various ideals, as they coordinate stu- 
dent affairs, activities, spending of the 
budget, support, and, according to 
Mckesson, other "programs with an 
academic mindset" 

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College after a close shot at Olympics 

by Sam Waxman 

At 23, Walt Shepard is the oldest 
student in the Class of 2010. 
Shepherd has a particularly intrigu- 
ing reason for his late matriculation 
at Bowdoin: He is a bi-athlete, and 
he was training for the Olympics. 

And while he has taken a break 
from full-time training to become a 
regular college student, Shepard 
still hopes to compete in the 2010 
Winter Olympic Games in 

"It's been a dream of mine to be 
in the Olympics," he said. 

Shepherd has been skiing since 
he was two years old but never 
considered participating in a 
biathlon— a combination of cross- 
country skiing and riflery— until he 
saw the sport on television at age 
12. Inspired, he took a beginner's 
clinic, and then decided to dedicate 
himself to the sport. 

At Yarmouth High School (YHS) 
'in Yarmouth, Maine, Shepherd 
trained rigorously, eventually earn- 
ing a spot on the junior national 
team. He spent his junior year train- 
ing in Sweden, in a sports academy 
near the Arctic Circle. Although the 
rigorous training and distance from 
home was difficult at first, he came 
to relish the opportunity to compete 
against some of the best athletes his 
age in the world. 

"I loved it, and it set me on a path 
[toward] not only what I want to do 
in sports, [but also] international 
business, and the idea of interna- 
tional cooperation," Shepard said. 

Shepard graduated from YHS in 
2001, but unlike many high school 
seniors, he did not consider going 
right to college after graduation. He 
planned to take one year off to train, 
but he "got caught up in the begin- 
ning of a four-year cycle," which 

Photographs by Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Above: Walt Shepard '10 uses physio balls as part of his training for cross-country skiing at Bowdoin. Below: Shepard works out on the roller board to build 
the upper-body strength that is necessary- for his sport. 

would culminate with the Olympic 

Shepard spent the next five years 
honing his skills. He soon moved up 
from the U.S. junior team, to devel- 
opment (the intermediate level), to 
the senior team. He competed in 
three major events with the Junior 
World Championship Team from 
2001 through 2004, and in the 
Senior World Championships in 

Shepard emphasized how differ- 
ent the life of a professional athlete 
was from his normal life. He said it 
involved "training two times a day, 
lots of rest, sleeping, eating." He 
considered it a job, and although he 

Dean Wil Smith 
enrolled at age 27 

When Assistant Dean of Student 
Affairs & Director of Multicultural 
Student Programs Wil Smith 
enrolled at Bowdoin as a student in 
1996, he was 27 years old. In addi- 
tion to his age setting him apart 
from other first-year students, 
Smith was a father to a 14-month- 
old girl. 

Before starting at Bowdoin, 
Smith spent seven years on active 
duty in the military, and he was sta- 
tioned in Brunswick during some of 
this time. While in Brunswick, 
Smith was a coach for the 
Brunswick High School basketball 
team, and he became acquainted 
with Bowdoin Men's Basketball 
Coach Tim Gilbride. Smith said 

that Gilbride encouraged him to 
apply to Bowdoin. Following his 
discharge in May 1996, Smith 
enrolled at Bowdoin during the fall 
of 1996. 

During his second semester at 
Bowdoin, Smith moved to 
Brunswick Apartments with his 
daughter, where the two of them 
lived for the remainder of his time 
as a student. 

Smith said that his experience in 
the military made it easy for him to 
relate to a younger peer group. 

"Being in the military, you're 
working side by side with 18 year 
olds," Smith said. "[You] trust them 
with your life." 

-Mary Helen Miller, Orient Staff 

found it to be difficult at times and 
even "Spartan," he said overall it 
was "an amazing experience." 

Shepard's rigorous schedule 
required him to sacrifice his social 
and family life while he trained and 
traveled, and every decision he 
made had to be considered in light 
of his Olympic aspirations. 

For the majority of this training, 
Walt lived in Fort Kent, Maine, 
home of the national team. He also 
traveled to various places to com- 
pete, including Italy, Poland, 
Austria, Scandinavia, and several 
other European countries. Shepherd 
appreciated that this traveling 
allowed him to "see the continent as 
Europeans do. instead of just going 
to the major tourist destinations." 
His favorite travel destination was 
Siberia, because of the enthusiasm 
for biathlons and the warm recep- 
tion bi-athletes experienced there. 

After four years of intense train- 
ing, Shepard competed in the 
Olympic trials in January 2006. In 
the preceding months he had been 
"feeling good" about Ins chances of 
securing a spot on the team, 
expecting to compete for one of the 
last spots. 

Ultimately, however, he did not 
qualify. Shepherd's failure to secure 
an Olympic bid came as a shock to 
him at the time, but he said now that 
he "wouldn't trade the outcome for 

Shepard briefly considered con- 
tinuing his training, but instead he 
decided that it was time to go to col- 
lege. He only applied to Bowdoin, 
and the opportunity to continue ski- 
ing was one main factor in his deci- 

"I'm working with [Bowdoin ski 
coach] Marty [Hall] to make to the 

"J loved, it, and it set me on a path [toward] not 
only what I want to dd in sports, [hut also] inter- 
national business, and the idea of international 

next Olympic team," he said. 

Although he entered college at 
an older age than most Bowdoin 
students, Shepard has enjoyed his 
time here so far and is excited to 
be back at school. Unlike most 
first-year students, he does not 
live in a first-year dorm. However, 
he was paired with a proctor group 
during Orientation. He said that he 
had a great time, and does not feel 
disconnected from the rest of the 

Walt Shepard '10 

first years. 

Academically, Shepard is 
"happy with classes." He did not 
get into a first-year seminar as he 
had hoped, but he plans to take one 
next semester, and he intends to 
major in economics with a focus 
on international business. 

When Shepard graduates, he 
anticipates being 27 years old and 
eager to compete in the 2010 
Olympic Games. 

Irian Laurits 04 is in training for 
Olympic bobsled. 

Athletic achievements by alumni 

Joan leniot Samuelson 79 won the first- 
ever women's marathon at the 1980 
Olympics in Los Angeles. 

Fred Tooted 23 (deceased) won the ham- 
mer throw ot the 1924 Olympics in Paris. 

Dan Hanley '39 (deceased) had a long 
career with the U.S. Olympic Comittee 
and the International Olympic Committee. 

Bill Shaw 36 (deceased) was on the 
demonstration baseball team at the 1936 
Olympics in Berlin. 

Information provided by Peter Wagner. 




Orgasm seminar screams female empowerment 

Talkin About It 

by Lauren 


As I walked out of the library 
last Monday night on my way to 
Kresge Auditorium, I heard a 
familiar voice behind me. "Lauren 
McGrath!" she shouted. "Arc you 
going where I think you're going?" 

"Oh yeah." I replied. 

I was going to the female 

With a laugh, she replied, "Yeah, 
me too." 

As we made our way toward 
Kresge, we couldn't help but 
notice the throngs of Bowdoin stu- 
dents headed in the same direction. 
Realizing it might not be as easy as 
we thought to get a seat, we simul- 
taneously broke in to a sprint. We 
needed this information, and we 
were going to get in to this seminar 
one way or another (even if it 
meant looking like complete 

Once inside, it became pretty 
clear by the packed auditorium that 
we weren't the only curious ones 
People sat on the stairs, and some 
even took a seat on the stage. Only 
one thing could provoke such a 
response at l > p.m. on a Monday 
night sex More specifically, the 
female orgasm: how to have one 
and how to give one. 

The room was buzzing with 
excitement as Miller and Solot 
took the stage. They got their first 
set of laughs when they told the 
audience that it wouldn't be neces- 

sary to turn off their cell phones, 
just "set them to vibrate." Right 
away, it was clear that Miller and 
Solot weren't going to be drawing 
diagrams of fallopian tubes or 
handing out "say no to sex" pins. 
Contrary to what most of us 
learned in our high 

lives, they might not be as reluc- 
tant to masturbate, or they might 
feel more comfortable with their 
bodies. This theory certainly seems 
to ring true, and in the end, one of 
the most important elements to 
achieving an orgasm for a woman 
is her ability to feel corn- 

school health classes, 

they presented students 

with a playful, informative, and 

honest approach to sex and the 

female orgasm. 

According to Miller and Solot, 
just 25 percent of girls have had an 
orgasm by the time they reach 15 
years old. While they didn't say the 
percentage of boys who had had 
orgasms by this age, I'm guessing 
it's much higher. The pair empha- 
sized the importance for women to 
be comfortable with their own bod- 
ies, as well as knowing what feels 
good to them before they involve 
another person. Solot talked about 
the importance of masturbation as 
a way to become familiar with the 
female orgasm. She made the point 
that many children, especially 
girls, are taught at a young age that 
touching your genitals is bad. And 
then as grown-ups, conscious or 
not, may still associate touching 
their genitals, or masturbation, as 
being a bad thing. 

Solot had an interesting theory 
as to why men are more comfort- 
able with masturbation than 
women. She believes that because 
boys have had to touch their penis- 
es since the moment they were 
potty trained, they become more 
comfortable touching themselves. 
She countered that if women had to 
touch their clitoris every time they 
used the bathroom for their entire 


fortable in her own skin. 
Once a woman has fig- 
ured out how to love her body, 
according to Solot and Miller, it 
takes her 20 minutes to orgasm, 
while it takes men from two to five 
minutes (on average). Read: 
Foreplay for a woman is essential. 
Solot also took this moment to dis- 
pel the myths about simultaneous 
orgasms, telling the audience it's 
an unlikely happening and that it's 
perfectly normal not to be having 

The room really erupted when 
Solot and Miller showed a clip of 
the infamous fake orgasm scene 

from the movie "When Harry Met 
Sally." According to the educators, 
44 percent of men say their part- 
ners always have an orgasm when 
they have sex, compared with a 
reported 22 percent of women who 
say they always have an orgasm 
during sex. Notice a disconnect 
here? Somebody's not telling the 
truth — and I think in this case it's 
probably the women. Women have 
been faking orgasms since the 
beginning of time. They fake them 
because they're bored, because 
they don't want to disappoint their 
partner, because they've never 
actually had an orgasm, the list 
goes on. What's sad about this sta- 
tistic is that many women aren't 
having enough orgasms (or any at 
all) and feel the need to pretend 
that they are. 

Leaving the auditorium, one 
girlfriend was making mental notes 
on the men in the room. She com- 

mented with anticipation, "I'm 
moving these guys to the top of my 
list because they're going to know 
what they're doing." 

When ail is said and done, what I 
found amazing about this talk was 
that it was all about women. Its pri- 
mary focus was women's pleasure. 
There were older women in the 
room who confessed they never 
talked about masturbation as open- 
ly as young women. How lucky our 
generation is that we have the 
resources to talk about sex and the 
female orgasm. Times are changing 
and women are more interested in 
learning how to please themselves 
before mastering the "Ultimate 
Guide to Fellatio" or memorizing 
"99 Things to do to a Naked Man" 
in Cosmo magazine. We can read 
those later, but for now we're 
going to listen to Solot and Miller 
and find out how to satisfy our- 
selves first. 


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Dear Dr. Jeff: Is 
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Dear P.B.: 

Molluscum conta- 
giosum is a skin 
infection caused 
by a member of the pox virus fam- 
ily, Molluscipoxvirus (MCV), one 
of the largest DNA viruses known. 
Infection of skin cells causes a 
"bump" or papule to form, typi- 
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size (but ranging from one to 15 
millimeters), typically "umbilicat- 
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Older lesions may contain a pale, 
waxy core, much like a "black- 

Except in people who are 
immunocompromised (from HIV 
infection or e.g. chemotherapy), 
molluscum is a completely 
benign, self-limited infection of 
little medical consequence beyond 
its further spread. 

Incubation of MCV averages 
two to three months, and ranges 
from a few weeks to more than six 
months. Untreated, molluscum 
lasts six to 12 months, or longer. 
Auto-inoculation (spreading MCV 
from one part of your body to 
another by scratching) is common. 
Diagnosis of molluscum is 
made from their appearance, or by 
what radiologists sometimes call 
the "Aunt Bessie technique" (you 
recognize your Aunt Bessie as 
your Aunt Bessie because she 
looks like your Aunt Bessie). If 
uncertain, diagnosis can be con- 
firmed by biopsy. Early genital 
lesions can look a lot like herpes 
or warts, but unlike herpes, MCV 
lesions are painless. 

A variety of treatments for mol- 
luscum are available. Most • 
involve removing the infected 
papules by freezing, burning, 
scraping, or chemical peeling. 
Others involve provoking and 
augmenting a localized immune 

response. Left alone, molluscum 
papules will eventually resolve on 
their own without leaving a scar. 
More aggressive treatments (espe- 
cially surgical debridement) may 
remove the lesions sooner, but 
may also leave scars. 

Preventing the spread of mol- 
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no skin-to-skin contact with MCV 
lesions. Of course, this may prove 
challenging during the incubation 
period, when the virus is present 
but inapparent. If molluscum has 
infected genital skin, latex con- 
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tection against further spread. 

Molluscum used to be most 
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face, arms and legs, but has also 
come to be an infection not infre- 
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adults. MCV can infect "regular" 
skin as well as mucous mem- 
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body except the palms and soles. 
Because it is spread via skin-to- 
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through intimate contact, mollus- 
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really mean? 

Sexually transmitted diseases 
are diseases that are spread by 
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that STD. Many prefer the term 
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STI, a broader concept than STD, 
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transmitted disease, even if the 
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that has a negligible probability of 
transmission by means other than 
sexual contact, but has a realistic 
means of transmission by sexual 
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transmissible through intimate 
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STIs because sexual contact is 
neither the necessary nor the pri- 
mary vector of spread from one 
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Take Ludacris seriously? 


by Boz Karanovsky 

Let me start this review by saying 
that 1 have a generally positive atti- 
tude towards Ludacris. I think he is a 
skilled rapper. His beats are always 
big and loud; his lyrics are always full 
of pop culture references and contain 
more tongue-in-cheek puns per line 
that you can keep count of. True, 
most puns are just crude, trashy, juve- 
nile humor, but some are diamonds in 
the rough. 

Nevertheless, although he 

The rapper has claimed in inter- 
views that his approach to the album 
was the same approach he would take 
to a mixed tape — half of the disc is 
Luda in his old self, rapping about 
things like "ultimate satisfaction" and 
"woozy" and "grew up your screw 
up." This is what he referred to as the 
"release part" of the album. 

The other half of it — the medita- 
tion, therapeutic one in Ludacris stan- 
dards — turns out quite unexpected: 
the tear-jerker, "Runaway Love," an 
ambitious song about his battles in 
life, "War with God," a song 

has sold more albums than COMMENTARY called "Do Your Time' 

* Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Members of Bowdoin's improv group. Improbabilities, strike a lively pose at their Thursday night show in Kresge. 

most contemporary rappers 
and his fans love him, he is somewhat 
neglected by the larger hip-hop com- 
munity. His new release, "Release 
Therapy," hit the shelves Tuesday. It 
tries to redefine his status in the hip- 
hop world by touching on a more sen- 
sitive and intellectual "^Cris from the 
South" than the one we are used to. 

The result leaves one wondering — 
what the hell is Luda up to? "You're 
going to take me serious on this 
album, I guarantee it," he announced 
several days before the release. 

about a grim prison sen- 
tence, and even — yes, you guessed 
it — his very own prayer, a gospel 
song entitled, "Right of Preach." 

Fans already speculate that Luda 
got too full of himself after being cast 
in that Oscar-winning "serious" 
movie "Crash," and he just tries to 
live up to this newly conceived dra- 
matic image. It is clear that the pur- 
pose of this album is not so much to 
raise sales, but to gain him some due 

Please see LUDACRIS, page 9 

Get 'Lost' in season 3 Kerney '02 writes of teens, Darwin 

by Joey Cresta 


l USt" 

premise behind ABC's 
is simple Oceanic flight 
KI5 crashed on an obscure tropical 
island, fhe story twists and turns 
from there, which is fortunate lor 
the viewer! this isn't just a 
Ciilligan's Island" rip-off And 
"I ost" undoubtedly has its share of 
\ icwers: an average of 15 5 million 
per episode. The show has 
won industry awards such 
as I minys and Golden 
Globe* and. along with "Desperate 
Housewives," has pulled ABC out 
o( a ratings slump and into the 
upper echelon of primetime TV. 
The third season, beginning 
October 4, promises to answer the 
cliflhangers from season two. while 
furthering the mysteries of the 
strange island. 

Lost*! format consists of 40- to 
45- minute episodes that focus on 
the myriad storylines on the island. 
With about 15 recurring characters, 
the writers juggle many stories con- 
currently. Al the end of season two. 
Michael finally rescued his son 
Walt from the Others, mysterious 
people who also live on the island. 
While Michael and Walt success- 
fully escaped on a boat, they only 
did so by handing over Jack. Kate. 
Hurley, and Sawyer to the Others. 
Season three will continue from 
that cliffhanger. revealing why the 
Others demanded these specific 
characters. It is quite possible that 
they have been watching the sur- 
vivors, conducting an experiment, 
or that they have some sort of 
agency over the happenings on the 
island. Season three will begin to 
unravel some of the unknown 
aspects of the island dwellers. 

While it may be considered the 
main one, the Others storyline is by 
no means the only one on the 
island. Claire recently gave birth to 
a baby boy. Locke and Eko are still 
struggling with the two hatches, 
which may or may not boose » soci- 


ological experiment on the unwit- 
ting survivors. Charlie is a recover- 
ing heroin addict, and Desmond, 
who was locked in the hatch before 
Locke coerced it open with dyna- 
mite, is still on the island and 
should reveal more about how he 
got there 

Along with island storylines, 
"Lost" uses flashblacks to reveal 
parts of the survivors' pasts. Each 
episode focuses on one character. I 
venture a guess that flash- 
backs will reveal why 
Hurley's lottery numbers 
4. S, 15. 16, 23. 42 -recur on the 
island. I also speculate that some 
flashbacks will focus on the Others, 
thereby telling what their deal is, 
because as of now, they are pretty 

"Lost" has so many plot twists 
that it is difficult to predict what 
will happen next. With so many 
twists, viewers must activate their 
imaginations to predict what could 
happen next, even if that "next" 
isn't revealed for several weeks. 
The show's writers even encourage 
fans to espouse their theories pub- 
licly via internet forums. Is the 
island a large scientific experiment, 
with the survivors as test subjects? 
Is the entire show the workings of 
some schizophrenic mind' 1 These 
are only some of the hypotheses 
"Lost" fans have posited. 

Season three should tie up loose 
ends from previous episodes, while 
also adding to and altering the 
island's landscape. Season one's 
focus was on the unknown — travel- 
ing into the heart of darkness in a 
mysterious jungle. Season two, 
beginning with the opening of the 
hatch, shifted focus onto a more 
technological world — computers, 
showers, and some Mama Cass. 

Perhaps season three will focus 
more on the Others. Maybe the sig- 
nificance of the numbers will come 
more into focus. Assuredly, some 
characters will die, and new ones 
will be introduced. Thus is life on 
the island. 

by Kelsey Abbruzzese 

Orient Staff 
&. Kathryn Papanek 

Staff Writer 

Kelly Kerney '02 can't wait to 
come back to Maine. 

"I didn't see the ocean until I was 
17," Kerney, an Ohio native and res- 
ident of Richmond. Virginia, said in 
an interview with the Orient. "I had 
never been to New England before 
visiting Bowdoin, and the rocks and 
the coast were surreal. When you're 
feeling like you're living somewhere 
beautiful, it helps when you're trying 
to make some kind of art." 

Kerney will get a chance to return 
to Maine and present her art, her 
debut novel "Born Again," at a book 
reading on October 4. The reading 
will be at 4 p.m. in the Main Lounge 
at Moulton Union. 

The novel has received critical 

acclaim from 

numerous publica- 
tions, including a 
slot for a "New 
York Times" book 
review in October. 
Kerney worked 
closely with 

Anthony Walton 
while at Bowdoin, 
earned a fellow- 
ship at the 
University of 

Notre Dame's 
graduate school, 
and also had a 
post-graduate fel- 
lowship with romance 
Nicholas Sparks. 

"Born Again" follows Mel, a 
devout Pentecostal Revivalist living 
in Slow Rapids, Indiana, and the 
poster child of her church. She posts 
flyers condemning teen sex, is a 
Bible Quiz champion, and cam- 
paigns to save the souls of her unbe- 
lieving friends. However, when an 
advanced academic summer camp 
requires her to read "Origin of 
Species," Mel forges a permission 

"The [New England] 
rocks and coast were 
surreal. When you re 
feeling like you're liv- 
ing somewhere beauti- 
ful, it helps when 
you're trying to make 
some kind of art." 

Kelly Kerney '02 


Courtesy of the Bowdoin Bugle 
Kelly Kerney '02 in her senior portrait. 

slip from her evangelical parents in 
order to see if she can "slay Darwin 
with scripture." 

Instead, Mel begins to re-examine 
her own beliefs about her religion, 
her life, and her dysfunctional fami- 

ly. Kerney 

describes Mel's 
spiritual disillu- 
sionment in a 
realistic, humor- 
ous style, as the 
clever heroine 
questions the 
validity of the 
Bible and dis- 
covers that her 
parents aren't 

Mel, who 
observes that she 
"didn't like a lot 
of these people 
who were, sup- 
posedly going to 
Heaven, especially [her Bible study 
teacher]," is a curious, funny charac- 
ter, whom audiences will enjoy root- 
ing for. Kerny's authentic description 
of Mel's struggles makes her 
attempts to reconcile her religion 
with evolution a compelling, insight- 
ful story. 

Mel's interactions with her anar- 
chist brother Jated, wayward older 
sister Kyle, and obsessive-compul- 
sive mother, are less compelling than 
her inner struggle. As the story 

Kelly Kerney '02 reading 

Kerney will give a public reading of her 
debut novel, "Born Again," at 4 p.m. on 
Odober 4 in Moulton Union's Main lounge 

advances, the first-time novelist 
seems to have difficulty keeping 
these auxiliary interactions from 
overshadowing the central theme of 
Mel's religious crisis. 

In the end, Mel is unable to choose 
between Darwin and her faith, leav- 
ing readers with only the inconclu- 
sive idea that "Origin of Species" 
"didn't even matter anymore." 
Frustrating as it is, this nebulous end- 
ing feels fitting. In a world where 
being a Christian is about "caring for 
people who would just as soon spit in 
your face" and evolution means 
betraying your family, there are no 
easy answers. 

For Kerney, the novel began as "a 
bad short story." After realizing that 
she could further develop the story, 
Kerney wrote a scene every day. She 
credited her self-motivated work 
ethic to her graduate work and her 
studies with Walton. Kerney later 
took independent studies with him, 
but Walton began giving her outside 
reading and response papers while 
she was still in his regular classes. 

"He kept giving me work to see if 
I would do it," Kerney said. "1 loved 
it. I hadn't read contemporary litera- 
ture or poetry before, and seeing a 
familiar world in poetry was amaz- 

Bowdoin 's size also played a role in 
Kerney 's development as a writer. "I 
was lucky to be raised in literature, 
working closely with professors and 
having the resources to do it," she said. 

Now that she has received praise 
and rave reviews for her debut novel, 
Kerney has already started working on 
her next novel. 

"It's unruly," she said, "but it's not 
'Born Again 2.'" 

To keep her mind and her writing 
fresh, Kerney keeps a balance in 
what she writes. In addition to fiction. 

Please see KERNEY, page 9 



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Tim Kantor '07 & Toby Crawford '07 

What* Ike best album ever created? 

TC: The [Leonard] "Bernstein 
Century" series consistently 
amazes me. I also think Talking 
Head's "Stop Making Sense" 
DVD/CD and Wilco's "Yankee- 
Hotel Foxtrot" are excellent. 

TK: My answer changes weekly, 
but right now: Cho-Liang Lin play- 
ing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. 

Who is the greatest thing musician'.' 

TC: I'm still debating between 
Renee Fleming, Richard 
Stoltzman, Pierre Boulez, Eric 
Clapton and, obviously, Tim 

TK: Gil Shaham, Phife Dawg, 
Itzhak Perlman, Toby Crawford (in 
no particular order). 

What is the best show you've ever 
seen live? 

TC: The Dave Brubeck 

TK:.Bowdoin Common Hour 
featuring student ensembles. 

What is the first album you ever 

TC: That album with that song 
that goes "sometimes you're crazy 
and you wonder why I'm such a 
baby cause the dolphins make me 
cry." Okay, okay...Hootie & the 

Blowfish's "Cracked Rear View" 
still has a special place in my 

TK: Tupac Shakur, "All Eyez 
on Me." 


TC: Late night sing-a-longs 
James Blunt's "Tears & Rain" are 
fast becoming a weekend tradition. 
I'll answer the next question now. 

TK: The Beach Boys. 

// you were dictator of a small 
country, what would be your nation- 
al anthem? 

TC: "Just Call My Name" by 
James Taylor. I would project 
myself as an approachable, caring 

TK: "We Will Rock You" by 

If you were onstage with a mic in 
front of thousands of screaming 
fans, what would you say? 

TC: I usually say, "Who's that 
behind me?" It suggests humility. 

TK: "Make some noise for 
WBOR and the Classical 

Crawford and Kantor s show, 
"The Classical Connection," airs 
on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 
p.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM. 

Old Hen: as bad as it sounds 

by Alex Weaver 


Morland Brewing Co.'s Old 
Speckled Hen — $10.25 for a six- 
pack at Uncle Tom's 

I just finished an exam. I handed 
in a paper yesterday and 1 have a 
quiz tomorrow. I also need to figure 
out what I am doing with my life 
after Bowdoin, and fast. Maybe I 
should go to the library 
or the CPC? I think 
instead I'll go to Uncle 
Tom's and revolutionize 
the way beer critics 
everywhere write their 
weekly reviews. I wasn't 
abTe^ to hold my tradi- 
tional beer-tasting ses- 
sion last night (I told 
you, it's been a rough 
week). So instead, I'm 
going to go make a 
spontaneous and ill-informed beer 
purchase and write about my new 
beer while I try it for the first time. 
This is going to be ingenious. Then 
again, this could also suck. 

I lingered for a while at the market, 
with Uncle Tom himself peering over 
my shoulder eagerly awaiting my 
decision. He had his usual white surgi- 
cal coat on and a little white poodle 
nipping at his heels. I felt like I was in 
some strange laboratory, looking at 
row after row of a scientist's latest 
freakish creations. Clearly, I needed 
some help. So I questioned Tom about 
a strange-looking beer that had oddly 
caught my eye. The beer in question 
was Morland's Old Speckled Uen. 
Like me. Tom had never had this beer, 
but he did point out that its alcohol 


percentage was 5.2 percent. This 
sounded like an endorsement to me, 
so 1 told him to ring it up. "$10.25," 
he said innocently. 

"This." I added, "better be good." 
On the ride home, I went through 
a slew of rationalizations in my head 
to offset the sneaking suspicion that 
I had made a terrible mistake. My 
first thought was that Old Speckled 
Hen is an ale, so some bitterness 
should be expected and that is good. 
My next thought was about the 
English. They're refined, polite, and 
sophisticated, right? Of 
course they are. So I 
should be in for a treat. 
And lastly, I figured if 
the impeccably dressed 
fox on the cover of the 
box approves, why 
shouldn't I? 

The first sip went 
down something like a 
shrapnel bomb explod- 
ing halfway down my 
esophagus. It was almost 
as if the beer knew it wasn't going to be 
liked and was fighting its way back up 
to return to its own kind. Suffice it to 
say, I'm not a huge fan. But that's why 
I do these tastings. 1 find beers I like 
and recommend them to you all. I also 
taste the bad ones so you never have to. 
So, um, maybe taste isn't every- 
thing? Old Speckled Hen pours an 
impressive golden amber with hints 
of reddish tinge. Its aroma is fruity 
and pungent. The taste, though too 
bitter for my liking, is rich and full 
(think dinner in a bottle). There is a 
slight hint of toffee aftertaste, 
though you may need to give the 
neurons in your brain a second to 
recover before they let you realize it. 
The official Old Speckled Hen web 
site claims boldlv that this beer is "die 

number one choice at the check-out" 
and that "in the premium bottled beer 
sector. Old Speckled Hen even out- 
sells Newcastle Brown Ale!" This, I'm 
afraid, is going too far. The English 
can have their sophistication. I would 
rather have my senses. 

Before I come off like a complete 
novice, let me make one thing clear. 
I like a bitter beer, one that makes 
you smack your lips, thump your 
chest, and really enjoy that plate of 
nachos. What I do not like is a beer 
that is all bitter and nothing else 
(except very filling). Foxes in 
bowties are cool, but ales that taste 
like skunked schlitz and make you 
want to reconsider dinner are just not 
my thing. 

I am now done with my first and 
last bottle of Old Speckled Hen. It was 
a bold experiment and I'm glad that I 
went there. There are still five in my 
fridge if anyone is interested. But 
don't feel pressured. There are plenty 
of great English ales out there, and 1 
will make it a point to bring one to you 
soon. Just don't get your feet wet with 
Old Speckled Hen, or you may never 
visit the ocean again. 

Kerney to read novel 
'Bom Again' on campus 

KERNEY, from page X 

Kerney also works on poetry and short 

"I go in waves between fiction and 
poetry. One's such a lovely break from 
the other," she said. 

Surprisingly, considering the praise 
from critics for "Born Again," 
Kerney never thought that she would 
write a novel. Just like that first view 
of the Maine ocean, the experience 
must be surreal. 

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L UDA CRJS. from page 8 

respect in hip-hop for showcasing his 
ability to tackle more than bad and 
dirty sex jokes and bragging about the 
inch sizes of his rims. Don't go 
searching Luda's previous albums for 
these references, because the album 
still has plenty of them. The result is 
a quite schizophrenic album with 
really good songs if they were taken 
one at a time. 

The opening single, "Money 
Maker," a collaboration with Pharell, 
already tops Billboard charts with its 
bumping disco beat. Other highlights 
on the wild side include the afore- 
mentioned "Woozy," co-performed 
with R. Kelly. Other songs include 
features with famous and not-so- 
famous hot rappers like duo Field 
Mob and Albany. 

I would not call this album a mis- 
fire, because it most definitely isn't. It 
is just a typical Ludacris album with a 
different twist. Its saving grace is that 
even Chris "Ludacris" Bridges him- 
self does not take his new image too 
seriously and inserts some sweet puns 
in the least expected places, which I 
am not going to spoil for you. 
Remember, it's not an identity crisis 
we are talking about here. It's just 
much-needed therapy. 

by Mike Nugent 


"The Illusionist" represents a trou- 
bling genre for film reviewers like 
myself. No real, probing discussion of 
a movie can ever be complete without 
involving the ending, but this movie is 
a prime example of the plot-twist pic- 
ture, and everyone knows how much 
audiences do not like those moments 
spoiled. One shouldn't be surprised, 
perhaps, that things aren't what they 
seem; the title is explicitly about illu- 
sion, after all. But to divulge what hap- 
pens then is clearly out of the question, 
and even remark that there is a plot 
twist will likely send some of you 
lovely readers into moans of "Oh, he 
spoiled the movie for me!" 

I do apologize for that. I think the 
filmmaker, however, should apologize 
more, for giving the movie a plot twist 
and saving up all the juicy content 
right for the end, rather than 

Courtesy of movicweb.coiri 
Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton star in "The Illusionist," a surprising film about famed magician Eisenheim. 

ing Eisenheim's activities. 

Part of what makes Eisenheim s<> 
dangerous to the prince is how he cap- 
tures the restless angst of the 
spreading it out for greater COMMENTARY working classes. People flock 
overall enjoyment. It would to his shows and genuinely 

certainly make my job easier too. Then believe what he is showing them is 

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email , 

I could focus less on the plot and more 
on the motives of the characters, less 
on tiptoeing and more on candid 

Since there's nothing I can do about 
that, I will instead turn to the basic 
premise. It's the late 1800s in Vienna, 
and Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is a 
famed magician stirring up trouble 
against the autocratic prince. Little 
does Eisenheim know, but his child- 
hood love, Sophie, will soon re- 
emerge, about to be engaged to the 
tyrant Paul Giamatti plays Chief 
Inspector Uhl, a policeman investigat- 

real; this occurs much to Uhl's cha- 
grin. Throughout the film, he is con- 


stantly questioning Eisenheim's magic- 
abilities, wanting to know how he did 
it and trying to crack Eisenheim's 
impenetrable facade of calm and bring 
him down to earth. 

Eisenheim's ability to unite the peo- 
ple becomes substantially more impor- 
tant midway through the picture when 
Sophie, after a fight with the prince, 
turns up drowned in a river. He is con- 
vinced that the prince was to blame, 
and begins to subtly turn the masses 
against their leader. Uhl further inves- 

tigates him, but is caught between the 
reverence of the lower class and the 
contempt of his royal boss, mirroring 
his status as a social climber. 

The film has the annoying habit of 
signaling time and place by giving its 
characters stilted dialogue spoken in 
formal English, as if that captures the 
daily life of German-speaking 
Austrians of the time 

Something of an art house block- 
buster, with big names Giamatti and 
Norton headlining, the film doesn't 
taken any great risks with characteri- 
zations. Giamatti 's great ambidexterity 
on screen is evident in small doses, but 
he is playing a really straightforward 
role. Norton, capable of captivating 
soliloquies like the one he performs in 
"25th Hour," is mostly a closed book, 
showing scant emotion and thus taking • 
scant acting risks. 

Much of the overall emotional flat- 
ness is caused by the film's stnieture: 
whether or not this is an effective trade- 
oil' is mostly up to personal opinion. 
There can be no doubt what side view- 
ers take in the love triangle, so little 
excitement can be gained there, either. 

What isn't up for debate is the quali- 
ty of that final punch. And that's what 
those twists are meant to do: cause us to 
reconsider our previous conceptions of 
what occurred in a flash of realization. 
It can't save a movie, but it can make up 
for a lot of small gaffes throughout. 

So I got a bit of character analysis in 
there. Maybe these plot-twist pictures 
aren't that difficult to write about after 

"The Illusionist" is currently play- 
ing at Eveningstar Cinema in the 
Tontine Mall in Brunswick at 1:30, 
4:00, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. 




Williams Men's soccer falls to Ephs, beats UNE ' 

shuts out 

by Joel Samen 
Staff Writer 

The Bowdoin Football Team was 
unable to hold back the Williams 
College F.phs Sunday, as the Polar 
Bears fell 27-0 in Bowdom's season 
opener in Williamstown. 

Williams found the end /one in 
each quarter, beginning with a one- 
yard rush by Cory Catelli near the 
end of the first. They scored again in 
the second, when quarterback Sean 
Gleeson found wide receiver 
Brendan lulmer in the end /one for 
a 24-yard completion, lulmer then 
missed the extra point try. in his 
additional role as the team's place 


In the third quarter. Williams 
scored another seven points, capping 
a 1 3 -play, 78-yard drive with a 
seven-yard touchdown run I he 
final Wow to Bowdoin's defense 
came in the fourth, when Catelli 

Pieast see FOOTBALL, page II 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Carl WtHK'k ' 10 dribbles away from a Nor'easter defender in Monday's 9-0 win against the University of New England. 

by Eren Munir 
Staff Writer 

Williams handed men's soccer 
its first loss of the season last 
weekend, as the visiting Polar 
Bears dropped a 2-0 decision to the 

The Ephs victory came at the 
expense of Bowdoin's three-game 
winning streak and dropped the 
team down to 15th place in the lat- 
est Division III men's soccer poll. 
Several factors contributed to the 
disappointing loss, namely a 
missed penalty at a crucial turning 
point of the game and a mental 
lapse by the normally impenetrable 
Bowdoin defense. 

Said top scorer Nick Figueiredo 
'08, "As coach said at the end of 
the game... we know that we can 
physically compete and beat them." 

The men pounced on their first 
chance at redemption when the 
University of New England (UNE) 
came to visit on Monday afternoon. 
The visiting Nor'easters had no 
idea what hit them as the Polar 
Bears tallied two goals in the first 
five minutes and never looked 
back. The 9-0 trouncing was led by 
Figueiredo and his first-half hat 
trick, along with first-year Hugh 

Please see SOCCER, page II 

Volleyball beats Bates in straight sets Men's 

by Kate Walsh 


The women's volleyball team 
defeated NESCAC opponent Bates 
on Wednesday, and improved its 
record to 7-3 by sweeping Bates in 
three sets, winning 30-19, 30-15, 

Statistical leaders for the game 
were Amanda Leahy '08 with 13 
kills and three aces, Erin Prifoglc 
'07 with 1 1 kills, and Jenna Diggs 
'10 who posted 25 assists and 16 

The volleyball team started off 
the week with a very respectable 
showing at the MIT invitational, 
going 2-2 in the tournament. During 
the September 22 game against 
Vassar, the Polar Bears won the first 
set 30-18, but the team was unable 
to hold on to its lead, dropping the 

next three sets 30-25, 32-30, 30-22. 
The statistical leaders for the Polar 
Bears were Gillian Page ' 10 with 12 
kills, 23 digs, and eight aces, and 
Diggs, with 29 assists, 1 7 digs, and 
seven kills. 

Immediately after the game 
against Vassar, the team took on 
Connecticut College. The Polar 
Bears lost the first set by the narrow 
margin of 3 1 -29 and then dropped 
the second set 30-25. The Polar 
Bears fought back to win the third 
set 32-30, but Connecticut College 
came back to take the fourth set 30- 
21, winning the match. Leahy led 
the Bears with 14 kills, while Diggs 
tallied 28 assists, 1 7 digs, and eight 

The second day of the tourna- 
ment was a big success for the Polar 
Bears. The team started off the day 
playing against NESCAC rival 

Bates, whom the Polar Bears swept 
in three sets (30-23, 30-22, 30-18). 
The team was led by Diggs, who 
had 20 assists, 20 digs, and 10 kills, 
and Page, who posted 12 kills. 

After defeating Bates, the team 
faced Bridgewater State. The Polar 
Bears started off the match by nar- 
rowly losing the set, 29-3 1 , but the 
players did not let the loss get them 
down. The team roared back to win 
the next three sets to defeat 
Bridgewater 31-29, 30-21, 30-19. 
Prifogle contributed 15 kills, while 
Kristin Lee '08 tallied 28 digs. 
Diggs had another strong game for 
the Polar Bears, posting 12 kills, 27 
assists, and 1 7 digs. 

Coach Karen Corey was 
impressed by the team's commit- 
ment and cohesiveness. 

"I have to say that every player 
on the team performed their roles 

quite well this weekend. When 
players were tired or frustrated, the 
depth of the bench was invaluable. 
Ladies were able to step on the 
court and perform exceptionally, 
everyone was a contributor. I feel 
like I have a team of 12 'starters' 
and am thrilled to have such 
strength," she said. 

Senior Wendy Mayer was also 
excited about the team's success. 

"Our team has incredible talent, a 
strong drive to win, but most of all 
great mental toughness," she said. 
"We've able to stay solid in tough 
situations and really prove the 
Bowdoin volleyball program needs 
to be taken seriously." 

Upcoming matches for the Polar 
Bears are the Bates invitational on 
today and Saturday and a rematch at 
home against Colby on Wednesday, 
October 4, at 7 p.m. 

Women's cross-country loses to Mules 

by Laura Onderko 
Staff Writer 

The Bowdoin Women's Cross- 
country team faced tough condi- 
tions in its first meet, running in 
the rain against a strong Colby 
team that has placed fifth at 
nationals for the past two years. 
The Mules proved too strong for 
the Bowdoin women, who took 
second in the dual meet. 

"I don't think that this meet is 

representative of where our team 

is right now. We had a tough race 

but we all know that we are much 

stronger than our results showed 

and we are ready to prove it in the 

upcoming races," said captain 

Alex Knapp 07. 

Led by experienced Head Coach 

Peter Slovenski and senior co-cap- 
tains Jamie Knight and Alex 
Knapp, the team hopes to improve 
upon its ninth-place finish at the 
Division III Regional Champion- 
ship last year. Returning almost all 
of its top seven, the team has con- 
siderable experience and leader- 
ship, as senior Kristen Brownell 
and juniors Courtney Eustace, 
Sarah Podmaniczky, and Laura 
Onderko look to have their 
strongest seasons yet. 

Racing the most challenging 
course of the season with a diffi- 
cult hill in the middle of the sec- 
ond mile, the women look forward 
to using the racing experience 
gained in the first meet. 

"Racing strategy is something 

you get from experience. This was 
Colby's third race and it was our 
first, so we're excited to race them 
again later in the season at the 
state meet, NESCACs, and DIM 
Regionals," Knight said. 

Colby's Karen Prisby claimed 
first place overall on Saturday, 
while Onderko led the Polar Bears 
to the finish, capturing sixth, with 
teammate Courtney Eustace close 
behind in ninth. Brownell, Knapp, 
and Knight worked together over 
the 5k course, claiming 12th, 13th, 
and 14th, while Podmaniczky and 
Lindsay Hodge 10 rounded out 
Bowdoin's top seven. Hodge was 
Bowdoin's only first year to com- 
pete in Saturday's early season 
meet and has been running strong 

in all the team's practices, show- 
ing tremendous promise by finish- 
ing as one of Bowdoin's top 

The team looks forward to 
improving throughout the rest of 
the season. 

"We had a good month of train- 
ing, and it wasn't reflected in our 
race. One of the things that will 
motivate us later in the season is 
wanting to prove that we're a bet- 
ter team than we showed against 
Colby. We know what we have to 
do better next time," Coach 
Slovenski said. 

The women will travel to 
University of Maine at Farming- 
ton Saturday to compete in their 
second meet of the season. 

XC paces 
itself to 
best Colby 

by Ross Jacobs 

It's easy to get antsy and run too 
quickly at the beginning of a race — 
especially if it's the first race of the 
season against archrival Colby. The 
Bowdoin Men's Cross-Country 
Team was able to resist this tempta- 

Team members proved they have 
courage and discipline by overcom- 
ing any first-race jitters, running 
their own race, and letting a pack of 
10 Colby runners run in front of 
them for the first mile. The team 
proved its talent and potential by 
passing those same runners towards 
the end of the race to claim a 26-3 1 
Polar Bear victory. 

"I will always remember seeing 
10 Colby runners in front of us for 
the first few miles and passing 
them during mile three," said Tim 
Katlic '08, who led a pack of six 
Bears past a pack of Mules in the 
middle of the race. 

For the team's first years, this 
race was the first of their career, 
which makes it all the more impres- 
sive that they were able to nega- 
tive-split (run the second half of 
the race faster than the first half). 

Katlic praised the first years, 
including standout Thompson 
Ogilvie, Alex Carpenter, and Jonas 
Crimm, for "adjusting to the longer 

Please see MEN'S XC page 12 




Women ruggers 
lose first to UNH 

by Clara Cantor 

The women's rugby team lost 
12-5 to the University of New v 
Hampshire in its first NERFU sea- 
son match, Sunday. 

Bowdoin dominated the first 
half of the game, with a joint effort 
try by Emily Skinner '08 and 
Clara Cantor '08. The A side was 
led by strong play from senior for- 
wards Margaret Griffith, Margaret 
"Munny" Munford, and back 
Daphne Leveriza. Several players 
settled into new positions with 
much success after some shuffling 
last weekend at the Beantown 

After several injuries and set- 
backs, the Wildcats rallied late in 
the second half, scoring twice in 
the last few minutes of the game. 
They added a conversion kick 
shortly before the final whistle. 

"We played a really good 
game," said captain Munford after 
the match. "They got a little 

The Bowdoin B side retaliated 
with a 30-0 win over UNH. Carrie 
Miller '08 and Alanna Beroiza '09 
led the forward pack with strong 
play while rookie Erica Camerena 
'10 stood out. with three tries and 
an assist to Sasha David '10, who 
scored with a field-long break- 
away sprint in the second half. 
Catherine Jager '09 completed the 
win with a try of her own off of a 
penalty play by Beroiza. 

"The rookies were rocking it out 
there," exclaimed touch judge 
Vanessa Vidal '08. "We've got a 
lot of depth this year. That's awe- 
some for future seasons." 

The Bears face the University of 
Maine-Farmington Beavers Satur- 
day in their first home game of the 

"It's sure to be the event of the 
weekend. A little late for break- 
fast, but I've got some good 
beaver recipes," declared Betsy 
McDonald '08. 

The match will take place at 
1 :30 p.m. at the rugby pitch behind 
Farley Field House. 

Town) Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
Senior Kevin Mullins heads a ball away from the Bears' UNE opponents. 

Lord Jeffs and Panthers 
to visit mens soccer 

SOCCER, from page JO 

Fleming, who added two more 
goals to his young resume of 

More than anything else, the vic- 
tory highlighted the progress of the 
men's young talent this season. 
First-year net-minder Garrick 
Sheldon made an impressive debut 
to his Bowdoin career with 71 min- 
utes of shutout ball, and the offense 
was helped by Fleming and his fel- 
low battery mate Carl Woock '10, 

who scored his first goal of the sea- 

"It was nice to be able to see the 
rest of the guys who don't normal- 
ly see much time," said Figueiredo. 

The 9-0 victory was crucial in 
the team's mission to stay focused 
and confident ahead of this week- 
end's showdown with the 
NESCAC's top team, Amherst. The 
Bears will play host to the Lord 
Jeffs on Saturday at noon. 
Middlebury (2-1, 5-1 overall) will 
visit on Sunday, also at noon. 


School W L T 

W L T 



W L 

W L 

Amherst 3 











Wesleyan 3 

Williams 2 




Middlebury 2 




Bates 2 
Colby 1 











Conn. Cod. 










Sa9/23 at Williams L 2-0 

M 9/25 v. U. New England W 9-0 


Sa 9/30 v. Amherst 
Su 10/1 v. Middlebury 


School W L T 

12:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 

W L T 


Sa 9/23 at Williams 


Sa 9/30 v. Amherst 





W L 

W L 

























Conn. College 


























L 27-0 

1:00 p.m. 





































Conn. Coll. 









Su9/24 at New Hampshire W 12-5 


Sa 9/30 v. Maine-Farmington 1 30 p.m. 



Sa9/23 at Maine-Farmington L 26-5 


Sa 9/30 v. Bates 9:00 a.m. 


Sa 9/22 v. Vassar (at MIT Inv.) L 3-1 

Sa 9/22 v. Conn. Coll. (at MIT) L 3-1 

Su 9/23 v. Bates (at MIT) W 3-0 

Su 9/23 v. Bridgewater St. (at W 3-1 


W 9/27 v. Bates W 3-0 


F 9/29- at Bates Invitational TBA 


W 10/4 v.Colby 7:00 p.m. 


Sa 9/23 at Williams 
Su 9/24 at Brandeis 


Sa 9/30 v. Amherst 
Su 10/1 v. Middlebury 



11:00 a.m. 
12:00 p.m. 



Sa9/23 at Colby 2nd of 2 


Sa 9/30 at Maine-Farmington 11.00 a.m. 



Sa9/23- at Williams 14th of 19 



Sa9/30- NESCAC 11:00 a.m. 

Su 10/1 Championships 



Sa9/23 at Colby 1st of 2 


Sa9/30 at Maine-Farmington 10:00 a.m. 



W L 

W L 








2 1 

5 1 


2 1 

4 2 


1 1 

3 1 


1 1 

4 1 

Conn. College 

1 2 

3 3 


1 2 

2 3 



2 4 
1 3 


Sa 9/23 at Williams 


Sa 9/30 v. Amherst 
Su 10/1 v. Middlebury 


11:30 a.m. 
12:00 p.m. 

- Compiled by Adam Kommel. Sources: Bowdoin Athletics. NESCAC. 

Football to face Amherst in home opener 

FOOTBALL, from page 10 

rushed seven yards for another 

The Polar Bears came close to 
notching a touchdown in the fourth, 
when they held the ball inside the 
opposing team's 10-yard line. 
However, a pass on fourth-and-goal 
fell incomplete, giving Bowdoin a 
shutout to start off the 2006 season. 

"The Williams game was very 
frustrating for us," said offensive 
lineman Greg Righter '07. "We did- 
n't play up to our potential. It was 
just a bad game overall for the whole 
team. This week against Amherst. 
we look to come out, play a lot more 
physically, take it to Amherst and 
come out with the w in 

Quarterback Tom Duffy '07. led 
the Bowdoin offense with a 10-for- 
27 effort that resulted in 89 yards 
through the air. with Doug Johnson 
'07 and Lamont White 'OK eating up 
52 and 39 yards, respectively Jefl 
Smith '08 contributed 61 yards on 
the ground, but the team's 10 first 
downs paled in comparison to 
Williams' 25. 

On the defensive side of the ball, 
co-captain John Regan '07 had the 
team's lone interception and had 
nine solo tackles. Damon Hall-Jones 
'09 led all players with 10 solo tack- 
les and Dave Donahue '07 had a 
game-high 14 tackles. 

The Ephs had two quarterbacks at 
the control, Gleeson (eight for 16 
passing attempts, 126 yards, one 
touchdown) and Pat Lucey (14 for 
21, one interception, 131 yards). 
Brian Morrissey led all rushers with 
84 yards, while Catelli had 40 yards 
to go along with his two touch- 
downs. Williams defenders forced 
two fumbles. 

Saturday, at 1 p.m., Bowdoin 
plays host to Amherst (1-0), who 

dropped Bates 3 1 -6 last week behind 
the play of wide receiver Mark 
Hannon, the NESCAC Offensive 
Player of the Week. Hannon had 
three touchdowns in the first half, 
including a 64-yard punt return for a 

Bowdoin defeated Amherst last 

season in week two, even though the 
Lord Jeffs out-produced the Bears in 
almost all offensive aspects of the 
game, amassing 399 total yards to 
Bowdoin's 139. But Donahue's 65- 
yard interception return for a score 
in the first gave the team a lead it 
would not yield. 



Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 
The football team practices for its home opener against visiting Amherst. 




Maine-Farmington gives 
men's rugby its first loss 

by Jeremy Bernfeld 


The men's rugby team suffered 
a 26-5 loss at the hands of the 
University of Maine-rarmington 
on Saturday, but still has high 
hopes for the season. 

"We got the game we expected," 
Coach Rick Scala said "It was 
very scrappy and physical, but 
there were some bright spots." 

Junior Sam Kamm scored 
Bowdotll'l only try. and senior 
Dan Campbell was "stalwart" for 
the Howdoin pack, said Scala 

"We had some great runs by our 
centers and wings," senior captain 
Dan Jaffe said, "some great tackles 

and rucks by our forwards, and 
some smart kicks by our full-back. 
A few daunting mistakes caused us 
some real serious problems." 

Last season, Bowdoin handily 
defeated Farmington. but this 
year's match-up featured a much 
better Farmington squad 

The Black Pack hopes to get 
back over .500 with a win against 
rival Bates this Saturday at home. 

"We need to keep our heads up 
and stay focused on the goal: to be 
the Maine State Champions," said 
Jaffe. "We need to get our intensi- 
ty up 100-fold from last week to 
beat our ever-resilient rivals." 

In last year's game, Bowdoin 
barely got the win against Bates, 

and only managed the win thanks 
to some strong back play in the 
final minutes of a very tight 
match. Bates (0-1-1) comes to 
Brunswick this weekend looking 
to move ahead of Bowdoin (1-1 -0) 
and Colby (1-0-1) in the race for 
the Bates-Bowdoin-Colby Cup. 

"Coming in full-tilt right from 
the beginning, putting Bates on 
their back foot from the start, and 
not making simple mental mis- 
takes is what will win us this 
game," Jaffe said. "We have the 
skills, the conditioning, and the 
desire to win, and when those 
three things come together on the 
field it will be something special 
to see." 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
The Bowdoin Men's Rugby Team (1-1-0) practices vesterdav for its Saturday home game against the Bobcats. 

Mens cross-country outruns Mules 

HEM'S XC. fmmpw 10 

distance of five miles and for keep- 
ing a calm pace at the beginning of 
the race." 

Bowdoin captain Owen 
McKenna '07 finished the wet and 
hilly course in third place in a time 
of 27:12. Following McKenna were 
Nate Krah 08. John Hall '08. and 

Ogilvie all under 27:30. 

"This was a great opening race 
that showed we have potential." 
Hall said. He also emphasized the 
importance of negative-splitting a 
race Hall ran 5:30 for his first mile 
and finished the course in a gruel- 
ing 4:55. 

McKenna agreed that this race 
should set the tone s for the rest of 

the season. 

"Today's race was a different 
race filled with obstacles." he said. 
"Colby was an obstinate opponent 
refusing to lose. However, in the 
heat of the race we realized that 
Bowdoin College doesn't settle for 
second place because we are a 
school of champions. Thus, we ral- 
lied and were victorious." 

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New Head Coach Chris Joyner addresses his players in a men's tennis practice. 

Men's tennis opens 
season at Middlebury 

by Emily Baird 
Staff Writer 

The men's tennis team swung 
into action last weekend as the 
squad opened its season at the 
Middlebury Invitational tourna- 
ment in Vermont. 

In the A flight singles, sopho- 
more Alex .White fell to Conrad 
Olson of Middlebury 6-1, 6-3 in 
the first round, while senior Sam 
Bitteti lost in the semifinals to 
Alex Scott of Middlebury 6-3, 4-6. 
In the B flight singles, sophomore 
Alex Caughron and first-year Tyler 
Anderson fell in their first rounds 
to Middlebury and Colby 7-6 (2), 
7-5 and 7-5, 6-4, respectively. 
Bowdoin first-years Adam Davis 
and Jamie Neely made an impres- 
sive debut into the finals of the C 
Flight singles and will play each 
other in a future match. In the D 
Flight, sophomore Blake Wheale 
lost in the semifinals 6-3, 6-2 while 
senior Drew McDonald fell in the 
first round 6-4, 6-4. 

In doubles matches, Bitetti and 
White teamed up and made it to the 
quarterfinals, while in the B flight, 
Neely and McDonald defeated 
Zach Fenno and Danilo Acosta 
from Bates to win their bracket. 

The Polar Bears are poised to 
continue their long tradition of 
excellence. This year's additions to 
the team include a crop of five first 
years, all of whom achieved junior 
rankings during their high school 

New Head Coach Colin Joyner, 
who previously worked as an assis- 
tant coach for the team was opti- 

"This year's squad is definitely 
the deepest we've ever had," he 
said. "We have kids not playing in 
the line up who would easily be 

playing in the middle slots at most 
other schools." 

Captains Bitetti and McDonald 
will be leading the charge — Bitetti 
is currently ranked 39th in the 
country for Division III, and 
earned post-season second-team 
All-NESCAC honors even after 
missing the fall season while 
abroad in Australia only to return 
to Bowdoin and soldier through the 
spring season with a nasty bout of 

This year's strong team will also 
benefit from the talents of its new 
coach. As a member of the Class of 
2003, Joyner is a well-known 
member of the Bowdoin communi- 
ty, with a legacy of his own. He 
played No. 1 singles throughout 
his entire Bowdoin career, quali- 
fied for the NCAA National 
Individual Tournament each season 
and was named as an All-American 
three times. Now at the helm of his 
old team, Joyner is striving to win 
the NESCACs this year, a title that 
Bowdoin tennis has yet to earn. 

Some practices begin at 6 a.m., 
and others do not end until after 
midnight, according to McDonald. 

"We are pretty much one of the 
most hard-core teams on campus," 
he said. 

Although they were hesitant to 
predict season outcomes, both cap- 
tains feel good about this season, 
and are ready to face rivals 
Williams and Middlebury in the 
next couple of weeks. 

The team is missing several key 
players though, as a number of jun- 
iors are abroad this semester. All- 
American Garrett Gates is in 
Brazil, Noah Buntman in China, 
and Andrew Fried in England. 

The team will travel to 
Massachusetts this weekend for a 
tournament at Williams. 






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Mills made 
right call 
on Darfur 

To the Editors: 

The member organizations of the 
Darfur Coalition would like to thank 
President Mills for urging the trustees 
to act on the genocide in Darfur. We 
agree entirely with Mills's judgment 
that the unambiguously horrific 
nature of these crimes necessitates 
strong action by the College. 

Joining the movement to divest 
from companies that support the 
Sudanese government is an impor- 
tant step for the College. As 
President Mills recognized, howev- 
er, the role of the College is not only 
financial. Student activism and edu- 
cation arc also critical parts of 
Bowdoin 's obligation to oppose cur- 
rent and future genocides. 

The Darfur Coalition encourages 
all students to join us in addressing 
this challenge. This fall, the coali- 
tion will. plan a week of action fea- 
turing fundraising, educational cam- 
paigns, community outreach, and 
political action in conjunction with 
other Maine colleges. In the future, 
the coalition will also assist the 
College in mobilizing others in the 
College and greater Brunswick 
community to combat such horrific 

Wc urge the trustees to act on 
President Mills's thoughtful recom- 
mendations in the name of the 
College's enduring commitment to 
the Common Good. 


Katie Auth 'OX, Students Taking 
Action Now Darfur 

Rachel Mun/ig '10, Democratic 

Elizabeth Leiwant 'OS. Ilillel 

Amanda Escobar Gramigna '07, 
Global Justice 

Matt Martin '07, Americans for 
Informed Democracy 

Alison Driver 'OK. Bowdoin 
Women's Association 

Merry Segal 'OX. Bowdoin 
Students for Peace 

There is more 
to sex than 
'Your Number 1 

To the Editors: 

"Your Number..." raises great 
misgivings about assumptions con- 
cerning sexual relationships It 
implies that the important attributes 
of sexual partners are being STD- 
frec. incapable of getting pregnant, 
and trained. 

If you don't find anything wrong 
here — of course you don't; our pop- 
culture has saturated us in this dehu- 
manizing doctrine. Sex is not a bad 
thing— it is indeed how we all got 
here. But what are we pursuing? It 
appears that, to sorhe, the answer is 
a physical pleasure that involves no 
risks or consequences. 

So what should it mean to make 
love? Surely it cannot mean a sera- 
tonin brain-bath. By all rights, it is 
one of the most precious human 
acts. Love translated through our 
physical nature is so powerful that 
life can be created! Marvel at this a 
moment. Now remove the life, 
remove the love, and we no longer 

have "making love" but conforming 
to lust, a goal our culture promotes 

' I'm writing this in solidarity with 
my fellow classmates who found 
this article appalling, but also 
encouraging us to ask ourselves: 
Could there not be something more 
to life, and the act that creates it, 
than this? 1 choose to believe that 
there is. 


Michael Taylor '07 




To the Editors: 

I thought I should note that one of 
the alterations that the opinion edi- 
tor made to my article caused it to 
be both less grammatical and longer 
(he or she changed: "the one already 
codified, to popular acclaim..." to 
"the one already codified, with pop- 
ular acclaim..."), and that another 
one made my thesis innocuous 
("similar" and "tantamount" are not 
synonyms, and an analogical argu- 
ment is only effective if its two ana- 
logues are logically tantamount). 

Changing "the pro-life movement 
is populated by..." to "the pro-life 
movement is driven by..." constitut- 
ed another misstep. Admittedly. 
"driven" is both shorter and less 
eccentric than "populated." but it is 
also the wrong word "Consists of." 

1 could mention other editor- 
introduced errata, hut my main point 
is that the Orient's quality would 
improve if its editorial stall acquired 
a working familiarity with English 
grammar and vocah 

Ouod l.rat Demoiistratum 


Miles Pope '09 

argument was 

To the Editors 

Miles Popes article, "Pro-lite: a 
tetal incoherence." appalled me not 
because I disagreed with what was 
written, hut because of its blatant 
obfuscation of the pro-life stance 
ro start, many "pro-lifers" oppose 
all abortion, even in the cases of 
rapes and life-threatening condi- 
tions In fact, the Catholic Church (a 
large contributor to the pro-life pop- 
ulation) promotes this as its official 
stance, therefore, not all pro-lifers 
make a value ludument between 

grown women and unborn babies 
Furthermore, under virtually no cir- 
cumstances is abortion ever a stan- 
dard medical treatment. Life-threat- 
ening conditions typically consist of 
something like an ectopic pregnancy. 
In these cases, fundamental pro-lifers 
believe that all should be done to try 
to protect the life of the child; how- 
ever, the woman has a right to med- 
ical treatment even if it indirectly 
kills the child. There exists no intent 
to kill the child, unlike abortions, 
which do have this intent. It is foolish 
to take one state's law and conclude 
that the conditions of that law consti- 
tute what all pro-lifers believe. So 
actually, pro-lifers do not believe that 
fetuses arc "almost human beings," 
and our beliefs arc not "simply rhet- 
oric." Therefore, it is your article that 
is misguided, Mr. Pope. 


Michael Bartha '09 

in debate 

To the Editors: 

Last week, Miles Pope suggested 
that the abortion discourse needs a 
tune up. I agree completely, but 
instead of recommending a shin in 
how wc discuss the letus. I suggest 
we start talking about women 

The abortion debate neglects a 
genuine consideration of women's 
lives. The warring parties consis- 
tently fail to acknowledge that each 
woman facing an unplanned preg- 
nancy is an individual lacing unique 
challenges: whether she has a sup- 
portive partner or riot, whether she 
has a job or not, whether she is emo- 
tionally ready for motherhood oi 

Hv taking women out of the 
debate and instead focusing on 
fetuses, we forget the real issues at 
hand We can prevent abortion by 
increasing access to and information 
about contraception, by providing 
economic support to mothers and or 
fighting domestic violence Or we 
can assume all women live identical 
lives and keep arguing about fetuses 
and bans. 

Let's remember women, trust 
women, and respect the differences 
among women It we change the 
debate, we have a chance for the 
cooperation sorely lacking in this 
ongoing bloodv fight In a perfect 
world, no woman would have a need 
for in abortion Let's start talking 
about women When we do we will 
stall talking about hew we can get 
closer to that perfect world 


Alison Driver "08 

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Comments on racial profiling were off the mark 

To the Editors: 

There is a fine but clearly defined 
line between criminal investigations 
and witch hunts. Our government 
.i I ready crossed that line in part when 
it decided to deny prisoners of war 
the rights due them under interna- 
tional law; to kidnap foreign nation- 
als and "render" them to countries 
known for torturing detainees; and 
even to engage in acts of torture 
itself. The consequences have been 
grave: blurnng of the separation of 
powers in our government, com- 
pounded difficulty in the war on ter- 
ror, and therefore increased danger to 
our troops abroad; damage to our 
standing and credibility, especially in 
the Muslim world; and. not least, the 
condemnation of innocents Now 
/ Hliar\ I inharl proposes systematic 
racial profiling as the next step 

lo state the obvious, racial profil- 
ing is bv its very nature racist: It 
recalls the most wicked practices in 
out nation's history, and offends any 
real meaning ol the word "justice" 
lo implement it here would be dis- 
i. ice lu I. out image and mission 
broad would suffer further, and 
dcservedl) so 

I inhari closed h\ declaring that 
only terrorists feat racial profiling I 
Mihmit that anyone with a lo\c foi 
freedom and human rights, who 
believes thai these values are inextri- 
cably bound up with the nation's 
security, should be deeply afraid of 
"solutions" such as these 


Peter Roooo '07 

lo the Editors 

It is incredibly easy to accept the 
argument made by Mr I inhart that 
racial profiling is necessary in 
today's world It is. in fact, generally 
eas) to accept anything that only 
presents a shortsighted analysis of a 

The problem with racial profiling 
is that the world we h\c in today is 
an increasingly globalized one 
I very day the nations of the world 
become less and less homogenous, 
and not only the II. S. or Europe, but 
Arab and Islamic nations too. It is 
aUo not only in America that many 
feel threatened by the existence of 
nations whose people have diametri- 
cally different beliefs The people of 
most Arab nations view America and 
their citizens as a threat to their 
national sovereignty. 

Nobody benefits in a world where 
we live in constant fear of each other 
and subsequently encroach upon the 

rights of those foreign to us in our 
sovereign lands, since at some point 
we will all be a foreigner somewhere. 
Remember, Mr. I inhart. do unto oth- 
ers as you would have them do unto 
you, and here I thought you 
Republicans were God's party. 


Matthew (iinther '(W 

To the Editors: 

Terrorists arc not all "Muslim 
Arabs" as Mr 1. inhart claims. Who 
was responsible for the Oklahoma 
City bombing? Two white guys. 
Prior to 9/11. this was the most dead- 
ly terrorist attack on US soil. We 
didn't see a call for Ryder and U- 
II. in I to screen all white people who 
wanted to rent trucks, did we? Why 

I also take issue w ith the idea that 
"the only people that are afraid of 
racial profiling are the terrorists 
themselves." I approach my fear of 
racial profiling with a law enforce- 
ment background and as someone 
who gets racially profiled Does that 
make me a terrorist' 

So how do we prevent more terror- 
ist attacks? Robert Kennedy, Jr made 
an excellent point when he spoke at 
last week's Common Hour He men- 
tioned that when he was young, the 
United States was "the best-loved 
nation in the world I'oday. we are the 
most despised nation on earth " ft) 
reclaim the world's love, we need to 
engage in critical dialogue with all 
nations as equal shareholders in 
earth's future. 

Finally. Mr 1 inhart. you are white. 
Don't take the liberty oi' saying you 
wouldn't mind being racially profiled 
unless you actually have been 


Ian I . Yatfc "09 

To the Editors: 

I feel called upon to respond to 
/achary I. inhart 's letter, published in 
last week's edition. My objection, 
however, is not political. My prob- 
lem with his letter is that it was badly 
written. Specifically, its rhetorical 
formulations were stale 

("Coincidence? I think not"), its 
wording was poor (no one is "more 
than willing" to be searched at an air- 
port), and its tone was condescending 
and childish. 

Its greatest failure is that it appeals 
to no one who is not already sympa- 
thetic to the argument. Persuasive 
language must be original, leading its 
readers to examine complexities and 
nuances they had not previously con- 

sidered. That is how the written 
word changes minds There was 
nothing new in Mr I inhart 's letter, 
only the nauseating echoes of tele- 
vised punditry and political talking 

Mr Linhart's bad writing is hardly 
singular A lot of college writing is 
pretty bad, even though it shouldn't 
be Our age is no excuse. We have a 
responsibility to be brave and inno- 
vative with our language If we care 
about what we are saying, then that 
should be reflected in the way we say 
it. At its best, writing is the ongoing 
culmination of individual experience. 
We can do better, we have that in us. 


Raiff Tsapatsans '07 

To the Editors: 

If all Muslims or Arabs are 
checked at airports, as Mr. I. inhart 
demands, then the next logical step 
would be to require all people of that 
religion or ethnicity to carry around 
II) cards identifying themselves 
What happened to civil liberties'' We 
can not let history repeat itself. It 
seems that we have already forgotten 
the racial profiling of East-Asian 
Americans in the aftermath of the 
Pearl Harbor attacks, or of the Jews 
in Hitler's Germany, Are those inci- 
dents that Mr. I inhart wants to asso- 
ciate himself with'.' He needs to 
understand that his ideas arc not 
some abstract concept being dis- 
cussed within the Bowdoin "bubble " 
Real people are affected by racial 
profiling, even on this campus. The 
first time I was racially profiled was 
when I had just turned 16. and was 
escorted off a plane because I had a 
Muslim name, or looked Arab. In the 
same w ay that whites are not stopped 
because of the senseless acts of 
McVeigh and Kac/ynski or the many 
other serial killers or rapists that have 
committed tragic acts over the last 
.100 years of American history, 
Muslims should also not be held 
accountable for an extreme and acute 
minority. Racial profiling is more 
than five extra minutes at the airport. 


Fahad Hasan '07 

To the Editors: 

On April 19, 1995. a white, 
Christian. European-American 

bombed an office complex in 
Oklahoma City, killing over 100 
innocent American civilians. On July 
27. 1996, a white. Christian, 
European-American bombed 

Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. 

Georgia. More recently, in 1998, a 
white. Christian, European- 
American shot and killed a physician 
in Buffalo, New York, for performing 
legal abortions in a local women's 

There is a distinct similarity 
between all of the terrorists men- 
tioned above. They are all white. 
Christian, and European-American. 
Coincidence? I think not. The answer 
to stopping these terrorists in the 
U.S.? Racial profiling. 

Why in our airports and elsewhere 
do we refuse to racially profile peo- 
ple.' We know who the terrorists arc. 
They are white. Christian, European- 
Americans. Of course, not all white 
Christian, European-Americans arc 
terrorists, but all terrorists seem to be 
of that color, religion, and ethnicity. 

Racial profiling would allow us to 
increase the chance of detaining ter- 
rorists and therefore improve securi- 
ty. Safety should trump political cor- 
rectness in this situation. 

If I were a white. Christian, 
E uropean - American I would be more 
than willing to be searched at an air- 
port because I know that I am inno- 
cent. The only people who are afraid 
of racial profiling are the terrorists 


Ben Rachlin 'OS 

To the Editors, 

Here is a premise: 

White Republican terrorists rig 
I S elections, promote war for their 
own benefit, and infiltrate the 
nation's media. 

Here is a conclusion that may fol- 
low from this premise: 

White Republicans are guilty of 
atrocities, so for our safety, we must 
profile them. 

Now. let's deconstruct the lan- 
guage in this conclusion, in order to 
best decipher what is truly being 

"White Republicans": My best 
friend from high school, an avowed 
Republican, is guilty of no atrocities. 
How, then, does "white Republican" 
equal "terrorist"? 

"Guilty": Is this to actually be 
responsible for? Or is it to be so 
unfortunate as to be placed and 
judged within a predetermined clas- 

"Safety": Is this when humans act 
out of fear, or out of trust and coop- 
eration with those whom they refuse 
to fear? 

"Profile": This is now clearer: to 
judge an individual through predeter- 

mined perceptions. Treating "white 
Republican" as "terrorist." 


"We," "Our," "Them": Who are 
these people? Why do such distinc- 
tions even exist? Who are these dis- 
tinctions benefiting? 

These questions arc not new, but 
they arc ongoing. I hope that by ask- 
ing them and re-asking them, this 
community can help to alleviate the 
damage caused by uninformed and 
unaware statements. 


Torin Peterson '07 

To the Editors: 

Following his letter last week, I 
hope Mr. Linhart's comments were 
the result of an aggressive strategy to 
create dialogue concerning racial 
profiling and security, and not the 
conclusion of hours of careful 
research. If Mr. Linhart's comments 
were produced by the latter, then I 
would like to thank Mr. Linhart for 
his conclusion. While his opinion is 
fundamentally flawed to the point of 
ignorance, Mr. Linhart's inept con- 
clusion reflects the belief of a portion 
of our American society. 

Mr. Linhart claims that all terror- 
ists trying to attack the United States 
are Muslims and Arabs. His solution 
contains a policy of racial profiling. 
However, Mr. Linhart fails to under- 
stand the flaws of racial profiling. 

First, the "Arab Muslims" whom 
Mr. Linhart describes as the planners 
of the failed plot over this past sum- 
mer were not Arabs. These terrorists 
were actually British citizens of 
Pakistani descent. Evidently, Arabs 
are not the only terrorists in the 

If we were to include every racial, 
ethnic group that had individuals par- 
taking in Islamic fundamentalist ter- 
ror, one problem remains. 
Individuals within racial, ethnic 
groups do not all look the same. Mr. 
Linhart, can you pick out every indi- 
vidual of Arab, Muslim descent? I 
am willing to bet that you couldn't. 
How can we implement a strategy of 
racial profiling that Mr. Linhart 
would fail? 

I smelled the burning ash follow- 
ing the collapse of the World Trade 
Center on September 1 1 , 200 1 , and I 
share the security concerns of our 
country, but the United States needs 
a more complex strategy than pick- 
ing out the "Arab Islamist" at the air- 


Jason Tsoutsouras '07 

In support of a truce on the abortion debate 

bv Brian Lockhart 

In light of last week's "Pro-life: a 
fetal incoherence," I'd like to take this 
opportunity to express an atypical pro- 
life argument. It is not that fetuses are 
"almost human beings." but rather the 
fact that they are future human beings 
that gives them value. 

For the sake of my atypical pro-life 
argument, unborn babies (embryos, 
fetuses, etc.) are not human beings. 
They are no more human beings than 
bacterial infections or flowers. Yet I 
take penicillin and pick dandelions in 
left field, so what is it about fetuses 
that are different? 

In the field of developmental biolo- 
gy, fascinating research revolves 
around the manipulation of deter- 
mined cells and resultant phenotypic 
anomalies in the adult organism. It it 
not considered immoral to experiment 

on fruit flies and sea urchins because 
they are not human, while there is a 
general consensus in the scientific 
community that it is unethical to per- 
form a harmful experiment on a 
human being. 

Interestingly enough, it is consid- 
ered unethical to manipulate human 
embryos. This appears to be inconsis- 
tent with the pro-choice argument. If a 
fetus is not a life, we should be able to 
do whatever we want to it. If we ter- 
minate it. we should be able to manip- 
ulate it If an embryo is not a human 
being, scientists should be able to 
move cells around and observe what 
happens. If we could perform such 
procedures, leaps and bounds would 
be made in embryology overnight So 
why can't we exchange some embry- 
onic cells and observe a child growing 
up with arms coming out of its back? 
It would be outrageous to cause a 
human such suffering. 

So my pro-life argument is that 
while a fetus is not a human life, it is 
indeed a future human life. Ethical 
issues surrounding developmental bio- 
logical procedures suggest we do 
indeed value future human life. What 
about sperm and eggs? Separate from 
each other, the two have no chance of 
becoming a human being. But at the 
moment of conception when a zygote 
is formed, the rapidly changing con- 
glomeration of cells has the potential 
to be a human being. If scientists are 
unable to experiment with human gas- 
trulas because we value their normal 
future, the fetus should not be termi- 
nated either. 

That's my argument, and 1 don't 
expect one member of the pro-choice 
movement to change his or her mind, 
just as "Pro-life: a fetal incoherence" 
probably did not change the mind of 
any pro-lifers. We all grew up being 
taught that one way or the other was 

right. At some point in our lives we 
made a decision to close our minds to 
the other side. For example, the fol- 
lowing conversation took place 
between a classmate and myself. I pre- 
sented the same argument as above. 

Me: But if it is currently not alive, 
and you can kill or terminate the cells 
than you should be able to do whatev- 
er you want to it. 

Classmate: Yeah, but in the future it 
won't be normal. 

Me: So you're admitting we value 
future human life? It won't live a nor- 
mal life if we terminate it either. 

Classmate: I guess, I just still 
believe a woman should be able to 
choose up to some point 

Me: Do you see the contradiction in 
your argument? 

Classmate: I agree with you, it makes 
sense, I just don't agree; you should be 
able to choose up to a certain point. 

Me: That doesn't make sense. 

Classmate: I know. 

Me: Well as long as you understand 
the irrational nature of your argument. 

Classmate: People are irrational... 

So my advice to both sides, as much 
as it pains me to say it: Stop trying to 
convince the other side. Our beliefs are 
often in sharp contradiction to the 
edicts of cold reason, leaving us too 
philosophically prejudiced to come to 
any logical consensus. Writing letters 
to the editor commenting on Zach 
Linhart's latest creation or solving the 
mystery of why the shower tempera- 
tures in the Tower are capable of 
changing up to 40 degrees in under a 
second may be more productive. 
Although it may be impossible to 
change the mind of the other side, I 
hope this offers a less than typical 
defense for the "pro-lifers" to any 
onlookers who are still undecided. 

Brian Lockhart is a member of the 
Class of 2008. 




How I kicked my coffee addiction: a hero's tale 

These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 

Ever wonder what the deal is with 
the lady on the Starbucks seal? The 
one who beckons you into her lair 
with her bewitching grin and the 
promise of temporary mania fol- 
lowed by atypical bowel cycles? 

Her seductive quality is not unin- 
tentional. The woman depicted on 
the now-famous insignia is a 
watered-down rendering of a Siren, a 
mythical temptress whom you might 
recognize from when you skimmed 
the SparkNotes for "The Odyssey" in 
ninth grade. 

The reason the current logo looks 
like a partially nude princess with 
oversized cooking mitts is because 
the corporate bigwigs thought that 
the original design — a bare-breasted 
mer-seductress with a pronged fish- 
tail that looks like two spread legs 
overgrown with fur — was too risque 
to be marketed on a large scale (read: 
outside bohemian enclaves and red 
light districts). 

At Bowdoin, where students are 
more than willing both to get 
seduced by scantily clad temptresses 
and hopped up on amphetamines, 
coffee is understandably popular. 

And available. The Cafe in Smith 
Union stays open deep into the night 
to fix students who are up late finish- 
ing papers and problem sets. Then it 
opens early in the morning to kick- 
start those same students, who 
passed out in their clothes at 4 a.m., 
several pages short of completing 
their assignments. Both dining halls 
are fully stocked to pick up said stu- 
dents during the in-between hours — 
known as "daytime" — before night 
falls and the cycle repeats itself. 

That was me. My freshman year, I 
could be seen upstairs in the union 
taking tri-daily Java hits with the 
other users. We had a bunch of dif- 
ferent names for it: the bean, the bit- 
ter, the brew, the black, the buzz, ink, 
oil, octane, tar juice, bean soup, 
black soup, black gold, black acid, 
black liver, big black Africa, roast, 
drip, tweak, and Vegas roach trap, to 
name a few. 

We thought we were invincible. 
We'd sit around coffee bars until all 
hours of the night, doing espresso 
shots, hitting on baristas and terroriz- 
ing hipsters by yelling "Death Cab 
sucks!" and peeing in their messenger 
bags. When the management would 
kick us out, we'd go home, brew a pot 
or three, and write incoherent poetry 
while watching the sun rise. 

We familiarized ourselves with the 
minutia of coffee-brewing. 
Eventually, our palettes became so 
refined that we could pinpoint ori- 
gins of brews not only by country, 

but by producing estate. We spent 
hours debating the relative virtues of 
flavored versus unflavored coffees, 
of Arabica versus Rohusta, of 
Turkish grind versus French press. I 
urinated once every eight minutes. 

Then one day, with bloodshot 
eyes, decaying teeth, and a nerve 
twitch that made me look like Will 
Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury," 
I decided to call it quits. 

Getting clean was difficult at first. 
I was tired often. My reaction to cof- 
fee had become such that it no longer 
stimulated me to excess, but rather 
kept me at a functioning level of 
alertness. Without it, I was clinically 

1 realized that I would have to 
make sacrifices to make my decaf- 
feinated lifestyle work. For instance, 
I could no longer stay up late to 
watch "Pants-Off Dance-Off' on the 
Fuse channel. The sheer weight of 
this sacrifice alone tested my resolve 
to its near-breaking point. 

Also, I decided that I could no 
longer take classes that meet during 
the 2:30 to 4 p.m. period. I know 
what you're thinking: I should be 
more concerned about those classes 
that start at 8 a.m., right? I thought so 
too. But as I soon found out, early- 
morning tiredness can be stayed by a 
hot shower- -especially in the Tower, 
where water temperatures are known 
to leap 50 degrees Celsius without 
warning at least three times during 
an average-length shower (usually 

while the stream is on your face). 

Mid-afternoon exhaustion, how- 
ever, has been more difficult to com- 
bat. I have usually just eaten lunch, 
which eliminated the oh-so-impor- 
tant "too hungry to sleep" factor. I've 
been up, presumably, for at least four 
or five hours, which means that back 
when I was riding the black stallion, 
I'd be two or three cups deep. 
Unaccustomed to the sensation of 
blinking, my eyes seem to fancy this 
"being closed" novelty. 

I can no longer effectively com- 
plete homework assignments after 1 1 
p.m. A few weeks after going off the 
juice, I began writing a paper at mid- 
night, as was my custom. As I was 
proofing it the next morning before 
class, I found that I had actually 
drifted in and out of sleep while typ- 
ing. During the time that I was 
asleep, I had typed erratic narratives 
of my dreams, which were pretty 
wacky to begin with. There was no 
time to go back and redo the paper, 
so I had no choice but to hand it in. 
Luckily, it was a Vonnegut seminar, 
and I got a B+ for "creative stylistic 

Since I quit, a bunch of other caf- 
feinated energy drinks have hit the 
market. Most of these contain the 
active ingredient Taurine, an amino 
sulfonic acid found in ox bile. Tasty! 

While my self-imposed prohibition 
includes all caffeine, and not just cof- 
fee, I did happen to try one such bev- 
erage, once, under extenuating cir- 

cumstances. I was driving through the 
middle of Iowa during the night, and, 
having been on the road for 20 hours, 
I was feeling a tad drowsy. But I had 
a schedule to keep. So I decided to get 
some caffeine in me, my fidelity to 
principle overwhelmed by a reason- 
able desire to not crash and die. 

I chose EAS's "Piranha" energy 
drink, which has been advertised as 
"bone-crushing." I'm now pretty cer- 
tain that they meant "hallucino- 
genic." To be fair to the good folks at 
EAS, I hadn't slept for quite some 
time, and it would be presumptuous 
for me to blame their humble crack- 
substitute for what happened next. I 
took a few swigs, and before I could 
even say, "Mmm, that's good ox 
bile!" I hallucinated the form of a 
giant man with glowing red eyes 
wearing overalls and a straw hat, sit- 
ting on the back of the semi-truck 
ahead of me. 

I then pulled over and took a nap 

Sometimes I long for my old habit 
I often pine for the distinct aroma of 
a fresh brew, the warm cup against 
my palms on a cold winter morning, 
and making it through an entire day 
of classes without passing out and 
drooling on my notes. 

But I have decided that these 
temptations, like the Sirens' songs, 
are better left un-indulged. Odysseus 
wisely determined that being dashed 
against the rocks just wasn't worth it, 
and I'm pretty sure he would say the 
same about cirrhosis. 


What is the most annoying thing about your roommate(s)? 

Camille Shepherd '10 

"They make tun of me 
for being Canadian." 

Jay Tansev '07 

'His name is Rob 

Nate Krah '08 

'My roommate is very 


Steven Kolberg '09 

"They scare all the girls 

Tim Katlic '08 

"My roommate brings 

too many girl> into the 


Ha>san Muhammad '10 

"Mv roomate Mtv_ rs 
Michael Jackson in hi> 


Kristen Raymond '08 and 
Amanda Leahv '08 

"She rubs chocolate on 
her boyfriend's face." 

Maxine Janes '10 

"She dances around in 
her underwear." 

Dustin Brooks 'OS 
"The showtUnes." 

Compiled by Nick Crawford '09 ,inJ Morgan MacLeod 09 




September 29-October 5 


Ann Kenyon address 

Deloitte &. Touche partner and '7^ alum 

to give t.ilk titled "Tired But Happy - 

Pursuing Balance in Lite and Work." 

Room 315. Searles Science Building, 

1 -2 p.m. 

'Wet Hot American Summer" 
Join the Bowdoin Film Society tor the 
screening of this 2001 "camp classic." 

7 PM 

Foam Party 

"( i>mc gel wet" .it the annual foam party. 

Sponsored In the Campus Activities Boajrd. 



Women's varsity soccer 

Watch the 2-2-2 Polar Rears as they take on 

the Amherst Lord Jeffs. 

Pickard Field complex, 

1 P.M. 


Men's varsity football 

Root for the Bears in their 

first home game against Amherst. 

VVhittier Field. 

1 P.M. 


Music and dancing at the pub. 

. ack Magee's PUB, 

lO P.M. • 2 A.M. 



S \ 


Hints of color on the Quad signal that fall has arriml in Maine. 

Tommv Wilcox, The Bowdoin Onent 



"Living on Nanjing Road" 

Six-week film series, "On the 
Border: Documentary Perspectives 

on Modern China." 

Smith Auditorium. Sills Hall. 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m 

"An Inconvenient Truth" 

Screening of Al Gore's documentary. 

Sponsored by Sustainable Bowdoin. 


7:30 ■ 9:30 p.m. 


'Proof \ 

Masque and Gown's performance of David ; 
Auburn's 2000 Pulitzer-winning play. 
Tickets are $1 and available in Smith 

Union and at the door. 
Wish Theater. Memorial Hall. 

8-IOp.m. J 





Gunter Blobel 

Nobel Laureate to give "Traffic Into and 

3ut of the Nucleus" lecture. Free admission. 

Kresge Auditorium. 

Visual Arts Center. 

7:30 p.m. j 

Yom Kippur service 

Yom Kippur begins with a service 

sponsored by Bowdoin Hillel. 

Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, 

7:30- 10 p.m. 

Sunday Mass 

Bowdoin Chapel. 
9 p.m. 



• * 

! \ 

Off-campus study fair 

Visit with representatives from over 

40 programs and learn more 

about studying abroad. 


3-5 P.M. 

President Mills's office hours 

Studejnts are encouraged to drop in 

with any questions or comments. 

Smith Union, 

3-5 p.m. 



Yom Kippur service 

Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall. 
V 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Joan Steitz 

Free lecture by Yale Medical School 

professor Joan Steitz. 

Cleaveland 151, Druckenmiller Hall, 
5:30-7 p.m. 

Rickie Solinger 

"Gender, Race, Reproductive Rights" 

lecture sponsored by the Gender and 

Women's Studies Program. 


7 - 8:30 p.m. 





Kelly Kemey '02 

Author wall give a public reading from Born 
\ Again, her novel about a young Christian's 
struggle with Darwinism. 

Main Lounge. Moulton Union. 


V 4 P.M. j 


Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

October 6, 2006 
Volume CXXXV1, Number 5 

Sunny weather brings forth shower of leaves 

College, police 
troubled by OUIs 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Mike Taylor '07 showers Kristen van der Veen '07 with leaves as she tries to study on the Quad on 
Thursday. More nice weather is predicted this weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 60s. 

Demand strains sports trainers 

Club sports athletes 

say they feel slighted 

by varsity priority 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

With approximately half of the 
student body playing a varsity sport, 
the three Bowdoin athletic trainers 
and two interns working out of five 

different locations on campus often 
have their hands full. According to 
Director of Athletic Training Dan 
Davies, the trainers needed more 

"There is a growing need for 
"tare," he said. 

Aside from varsity athletes, the 
many athletes who play club 
sports — crew, rugby, and ultimate 
Frisbee, among others — also require 
medical support. However, because 

the trainers are already busy treating 
varsity athletes, they do not handle 
injured club players on a regular 

Official athletic trainer policy on 
the Bowdoin web site states that ath- 
letic training services are provided 
for Bowdoin varsity intercollegiate 
athletes and visiting intercollegiate 
teams. All other injured students 

Please see TRAINERS, page 4 

One student measured 

with BAC of .22, report 

Brunswick police 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

In the first month of school this 
year, at least three Bowdoin students 
were arrested for drunk driving in 
Brunswick. During all of last year, 
only two Bowdoin students were 
arrested for that offense. 

Officially charged with operating 
under the influence of alcohol (OUI) 
by the Brunswick Police Department 
(BPD), the students' arrests have dis- 
mayed many in the community, 
including college administrators, the 
police, and students. 

"I'm concerned that there have 
been three incidents," Dean of 
Student Affairs Tim Foster wrote in 
an email. 

"What troubles me is the poor 
choices people are making, especial- 
ly given the transportation options 
that are available," he said. 

With regard to the relationship 
between the Brunswick Police 
Department (BPD) and Bowdoin, 
BPD Commander Rick Desjardins 
said that "in some respects, we're 
doing very well." He cited good 
cooperation between the college 
houses and their neighbors regarding 
noise and litter. But. in an interview 

Profs assign own books 
to fill gaps, not pockets 

by Will Jacob 
Orient Staff 

As experts in their fields, profes- 
sors not only write articles and te\i> 
for their colleagues in the academic 
world, but some also incorporate 
them into the classroom as assigned 
or supplemental reading for their 

However, faculty members say 
they do so not for quick cash, but in 
order to provide solid academic 
work to their students. 

"Professors should assign read- 
ings that best meet the instructional 
goals of their courses, and they may 
well conclude that what they them- 
selves have written on a subject best 
realizes that purpose," the Amencan 
Association of University Professors 
wrote in a statement released in 

"In some cases, indeed, students 
enroll in courses because of what 

they know about the professor from 
his or her writings, and because they 
hope to engage in discussion with 
the professor about those writings in 
the classroom." the statement added. 

At Bowdoin. professors often 
write and assign their own texts 
because there are limited works 
available in their disciplines. Some 
professors of science and research- 
intensive classes develop their own 
lab materials or texts to specifically 
focus and customize their courses. 

Professor of Government 
Christian Potholm has written three 
books specializing in Maine politics, 
including "Maine: The Dynamics of 
Political Change" and "This 
Splendid Game: Maine Campaigns 
and Elections (1940-2002)." 

"The simple fact is that for my 
class, there are no books other than 
the ones I've written. I ended up 

— Please see BOOKS, page 2 

Tommy Wilcox, The BowJ. 

Carolvn Hricko '08 and Mike Igoe 07 play music during their radio 
show "The Green Room" at the WBOR Studio Thursdav. The station 
is still on the air, but is awaiting a re-licensing decision by the FCC. 

WBOR waits for ruling 



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parents'? Take our quiz 

to find out. 

Page 7 

by Kira Chappelle 
Staff Writer 

Students will have to wait a little 
longer to find out if Bowdoin's 
WBOR 91 . 1 FM will stay on the air. 

"We're treading on thin ice," said 
student station manager, Adam 
Paltrinen '07, "but it hasn't broken 

The ice began to thin considerably 
for WBOR last February when it re- 
applied for its broadcasting license 
with the Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC). As a public 
service station, WBOR is required to 
make public service announcements 
(PSAs), such as Red Cross blood 
drives and natural disaster relief 

Failure to keep track of the broad- 
east o\ these PSAs can result in the 
radio station being shut down, in the 
worst-case scenario, instead of get- 
ting re-licensed for broadcasting 
However, Paltrinen said that 
although some records were missing, 
the PSAs were being broadcasted as 

"We were doing all the public 
service announcements," he said. 
"We just weren't writing them 

Paltrineri promises that the lists 
have been reconstructed, however, 
and are available at the Smith Union 
Information Desk. 

To help make its case, WBOR has 

Please see WBOR. page 5 


Three lowdoin students hovi been 
arrested this fall for operating under 
the influence of alcohol. Maine's drunk 
driving low is considered one of the 
toughest in the notion: 

• Drivers CM be arrested for having a 
blood alcohol level of .08 or higher 
far showing any degree of impairment 

* Drivers under the age of 21 con be 
arrested under flit stole s "no toler- 
ance" law if any indication of akohol 
consumption is present 

with the Orient, Desjardins said that 
he found the OUIs worrisome. 

His specific concern is with the 
level of intoxication the BPD has 
seen in Bowdoin student OUIs, he 
said. Also, "the types of drunk driv- 
ing that we've seen in the last few 
weeks are troubling.*' 

One Bowdoin student was meas- 
ured as having a blood alcohol con- 
centration (BAC) of 0.22 (a BAC of 
0.08 is the legal limit for adults, by 
comparison), according to 

"A .22 on a blood alcohol level is 
an absolutely, unbelievably high 
level I mean we're talking border- 
line toxic levels." he said. "When 
you get into the .30 range, you're 
talking about people dying." 

Please tee POLICE, page 4 

Mills: No 

with BSG 
on Darfur 

Some members disagreed 

kith resolution to create 

crimes committee 

by Steve Kolowich 
Orient Staff 

There has been no formal commu- 
nication between Bowdoin Student 
Government iBSGi and President 
Barry Mills since BSG passed a reso- 
lution endorsing a permanent commit- 
tee to identify enmes against humani- 
ty on September 2". Mills said 
Thursday in an interview with the 

The BSG resolution defied Mills's 
recommendation to the Board of 
Trustees that a permanent committee 
should not be formed. 

"No one at BSG has come to talk to 
me," said Mills. "Accordingly. I've not 
changed my position, because nobody 
has come to me with any justification 
why I should." 

"I have no ideas about why [BSG] 
disagreed with me," he said. 

Please see DARFUR. page 2 + 




Mills says students have lacked activist spirit on Darfur 

DARFUR, Jhm page I 

BSG President DeRay Mckesson 
'07 said Thursday that he has been in 
contact with Mills's office, but a meet- 
ing has yet to be scheduled 

Vice President of Student 
Government Affairs Dustm Brooks '08 
said that the resolution was not brought 
to Mills's attention before it was passed 
because the representatives themselves 
were unaware of it until two days 
before the votes were cast. 

He added that the resolution is "an 
impetus to talking about it, not a 
demand." and that it would not have 
sense to approach Mills beforehand 
because "we wouldn't really have 
(had] anything to say." 

Class of 2008 Representative 
Clark Gascoigne introduced the reso- 
lution because he was frustrated that 
at how sluggish the College was in 
its response to the genocide in 
I )arfur «■ 

"Reacting as slowly as wc have on 
Darfur is unacceptable," said 
l iascoigne. who thinks that a perma- 
nent committee would facilitate a 
quicker College response to crimes 
against humanity in the future 

Brood '08 agreed, saying that the 
C ollcgc should be prepared to respond 
to major issues without "spending the 
tune to set up a committee." 

"It seemed like the Darfur issue was 
on the table for a while before a com- 
mittee got going," he said 

Brook* and Mckesson will sit at the 
Trustees' plenary session in November, 
where they will represent BSG'l opin- 

ion on Mills's recommendation. 

Gascoigne, who is also the treasurer 
for Bowdom Students for Peace, 
believes that BSG's support for a per- 
manent committee accurately reflects 
the views held by the majority of 
Bowdoin students. 

"I've spoken to a number of people, 
and others have approached me [about 
the issue]," Gascoigne said. 

In his recommendation to the 
Trustees, Mills stressed the impor- 
tance of "individual activism" on 
issues such as Darfur, writing that 
"our efforts in community service are 
designed to 'bubble up' from our stu- 
dents, faculty and staff rather than 
being imposed by the College and 
to demonstrate the effectiveness of 
activism where the interest is self- 

Mills said that students have lacked 
a spirit of individual activism concern- 
ing Darfur, and added that the College 
as an institution is no more efficacious 
in combating the genocide in Darfur 
than individual activists. 

"Certainly the institution can make 
symbolic actions, but that doesn't alle- 
viate the responsibilities student might 
feel individually." said Mills 

"I find it interesting that instead of 
creating these committees themselves, 
they're asking the College to do it for 
them." he said. 

Despite his emphasis of individual 
activism. Mills said that Bowdoin docs 
have moral obligations as an institu- 
tion, which is "why we're taking the 
action that we're taking [regarding 

Still, Mills said, "I continue to 
believe that it's wrong to do this type of 
thing by comm i ttee." 

Seven members of BSG agreed with 
Mills's skepticism about creating a per- 
manent committee on crimes against 
humanity, casting their votes against 
the resolution. 

The committee's mandate was 
too vague and broad," Class of 2007 
Representative Charlie Ticotsky 
wrote in an email to the Orient. "If 
it's not called to meet, does that mean 
that there are no crimes against 
humanity occurring? I would argue 
that there are crimes against humani- 
ty happening in hundreds of places 

Class of 2009 Representative Ben 
Freedman thought the resolution con- 
tradicted itself, citing a section stating, 
"the Bowdoin Student Government 
recognizes that the College should 
refrain from taking positions that advo- 
cate specific religious political, or eco- 
nomic issues." 

"In making this proposal, Gascoigne 
is doing exactly that — taking a position 
advocating a political (and indirectly 
economic) issue," he wrote in an email 
to the Orient. 

Mills said that as long as students 
and faculty are aware of what's hap- 
pening in the world and willing to 
protest what they think is unjust a 
committee should not be necessary. 

"It's a matter of education," he 
said. "We are an educated communi- 
ty, and we ought not need more com- 
mittees to recognize a [situation akin 
to] Darfur." 

Profs' royalties from texts 'miniscule 

BSG approves Parents Weekend pictures 

by Emma Powers 
Staff Writer 

Bowdoin Student Government 
voted on Wednesday to approve the 
taking of "Polar Pix" this Parents 
Weekend Bowdoin parents will 
now have the opportunity to have 
pictures taken with their son or 
daughter and the polar bear mas- 

The photo souvenirs will be 
Polaroid pictures decorated with 
stickers Pictures will be taken all 
day Saturday at the sports games at 
Farley Fields and at the football 
game at Whittier Field. 

In the past, the BSG has not been 
involved with Parents Weekend 

"This is the first time we've 

specifically programmed for 
Parents Weekend," said Dustin 
Brooks, vice president of student 
government affairs. 

"Student government hasn't typ- 
ically done things for parents in the 
past." added Carolyn Chu, vice 
president of student affairs. 

The "Polar Pix" will be free for 
all families. 

"We just waned to do something 
nice for students and parents," said 
Chu. "This gives the parents some- 
thing to take away from Bowdoin." 

BSG's Student Organization 
Oversight Committee's policy on 
club leadership structure was also 
discussed on Wednesday. The 
newly formed Bowdoin organiza- 
tion Bowdoin Men Against Sexual 
Violence (BMASV) has proposed a 

leadership council that is self- 
elected as opposed to voted on. 

"Typically, Bowdoin clubs have 
two or three voted leaders," said 
Stephanie Witkin, vice president of 
student organizations. "BMASV 
didn't want to have any kind of 
voting system." 

Witkin explained that the new 
club has proposed the self-election 
process because it promotes an 
equal share of power. 

The club hopes that self-election 
will allow members to become 
more personally invested and 
involved in the student awareness 

The issue of leadership policy 
regarding club organizations will 
continue to be discussed in upcom- 
ing BSG meetings. 

BOOKS, from page 1 

writing these books to provide stu- 
dents with the information they need. 
'This Splendid Game' is composed 
mostly of the lectures I used to give, 
which students can read with additional 
material to talk about later," said 

Professor of Archaeology James 
Migginbotham uses a chapter from his 
book "Piscinae: Artificial Fish Ponds in 
Roman Italy" in his introductory-level 
archaeology course. 

"My research is directed at many 
facets of Roman archaeology [that] are 
useful to teach in class, but nothing that 
would make an entire text worth using for 
the whole semester," said Higginbotham. 
'1 assign textbooks written by academic 
experts who have decided to pull together 
the type of material designed for under- 
graduates and classes." 

In order to write a text or academic 
article, however, plenty of research and 
time is required Faculty members often 
take advantage of summers and sabbat- 
icals to conduct research, write, or trav- 

"It is very difficult. . . You want to do 
your own research, but doing that and 
teaching is always a challenge, because 
you need to put in the time the courses 
really need I did a lot of research for my 
book before I began teaching at 
Bowdoin full time," Higginbotham said 

In some cases, research and classes 
correlate with each other. Professors are 
not only able to use their books in lec- 
tures, but they can use a course's lec- 
tures to develop a text 

Tom Ionian, an associate professor 
of history and Asian studies, has pub- 
lished two books, including "In Little 
Need of Divine Intervention: Scrolls of 
Mongol Invasions of Japan." His work 
with Mongol scrolls originated from a 
seminar be taught and he was able to 
combine his lectures with research on 
the scrolls to write the text. 
Furthermore, he then was able to pro- 
vide greater access for students by 
uploading his works online. 

He is now looking to write another 
text about Japanese history. 

"I see a tremendous need in the field 
for a comprehensive text and overview 
about Japanese history before the 
1600s. I'm thinking about incorporat- 
ing lectures from one course, 'The 
Origins of Japanese Culture and 
Civilization,' with primary and second- 
ary sources to make a textbook," 
Conlan said 

Many published faculty members do 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 9/28 to 10/5 

Thursday. September 28 

• A student who became dizzy at 
Thome Dining Hall was transport- 
ed to Parkview Hospital by 
Brunswick Rescue. 

Friday. September 29 

• A student reported the theft of a 
bicycle that was parked near the 
polar bear in front of Smith Union. 
The bike was left unlocked 
between midnight and I a.m. when 
the theft occurred. The bike is 
described as a new silver and red 
Roadmaster Mt. Fury. 

• Two Burnett House students 
reported receiving a senes of 
annoying anonymous telephone 

• A staff member slipped on liq- 
uid soap and fell injuring a knee on 
the basement steps at Baxter 

■ A fire alarm was activated by 
smoke from burnt food at 
Brunswick Apartments. 

• A student found electronic 
equipment belonging to IT 
Equipment Services in the base- 
ment of Coles Tower and turned it 

in at the Security office. 

• Glass was broken in the second 
floor phone booth at Winthrop Hall. 

• A false fire alarm on the third 
floor of the McLellan Building was 
triggered by a heat register. 

• A first-year Appleton Hall stu- 
dent was cited for an alcohol policy 
violation at a 1 add House registered 

• A first -year East Hall student was 
cited for an alcohol policy violation 
at a Ladd House registered event. 

Saturday, September 30 

• Three BNAS Navy servicemen 
were issued criminal trespass warn- 
ings early Saturday morning after 
they were acting suspiciously and 
refusing to cooperate with a security 
officer. The men were identified as 
Andre Bruce. George Lozoya, and 
Felton Maise. Their commanding 
officer was notified and the three are 
prohibited from entering any 
Bowdoin property for one year. 

• An elderly Damanscotta man 
who tainted at Whittier Field House 
was transported to Mid Coast 
Hospital by Brunswick Rescue. 

• An elderly Acton, Massachusetts, 
woman watching the Bowdoin- 
Amherst football game was injured 
when a fence post cap was dislodged 
and struck her in the head. The 
woman was treated by Brunswick 
Rescue and athletic staff. 

• A false fire alarm was activated 
by someone who pulled a pull station 
lever at 10 Cleaveland Street apart- 
ments. The Brunswick Fire 
Department responded. 

• A first-year Hyde Hall student 
was cited for smoking marijuana out- 
side Hyde Hall and for possessing 
alcohol in a dorm room. The matter 
was referred to dean of student 

Sunday, October 1 

• A Safe Ride driver reported sus- 
picious activity at Stowe Inn at 12:40 
am. Security officers responded and 
discovered that a large plate glass 
window in the entrance hallway had 
been smashed from the inside. 
Housekeeping responded to clean up 
the broken glass. The act of vandal- 
ism remains under investigation. 

• Security and Housekeeping 

responded to a report of vomit in a 
second floor Chamberlain Hall 
men's room, and the officer checked 
on the well-being of a student. 

• A fire alarm was activated at Pine 
Street Apartments by students 
attempting to fry hamburgers. 

Monday, October 2 

• A staff member reported that his 
bicycle was stolen from the south side 
of Maine Hall at 10:45 p.m. The bike 
was later recovered at Stowe Inn. 

Tuesday, October 3 

• A West Hall student reported that 
sometime during the past two weeks 
her bicycle was stolen from the bike 
rack in front of West Hall. The make 
of the bike is unknown, but it is red 
with thin tires. 

• A student van driver reported 
backing into a telephone pole, caus- 
ing damage to a Bowdoin van. 

• A student having an apparent 
seizure at Daggett Lounge was trans- 
ported to Mid Coast Hospital by 
Brunswick Rescue. 

Wedaesday, October 4 

• The new owner of the vacant 
bouse at 90 Harpswell Road former- 

not use their texts in class. Their rea- 
sons vary. In some cases, the works 
simply don't fit into the curriculum or 
work with a course. In other cases, the 
professors choose to rotate in other 
texts as the curriculum changes. 

Paul Franco, a professor of govern- 
ment, teaches political philosophy and 
has written books on GW.F. Hegel and 
Michael Oakeshott However, he does 
not assign them. 

"What I do in my books is partly 
what I want my students to do on their 
own. There's an added authority in the 
texts that might inhibit the students 
"from developing their own interpreta- 
tions on the text or subject We're real- 
ly working to get the students to read 
the primary texts on their own and work 
without too much interference from 
outside secondary sources, which my 
texts tend to be," Franco said 

Whether their texts are used in class 
or not, professors stress the fact that 
their motivation for writing doesn't 
come from any purchasing royalties. As 
academic texts, the royalties are often 
minuscule or nonexistent 

Some professors, including Professor 
of Philosophy Scott Sehon, have donat- 
ed their past royalties. Other professors, 
such as Conlan, try to photocopy 
excerpts or print their texts for free, but 
often encounter difficulties because the 
publisher owns the copyright 

Aurora Kurland '09, a student in 
Potholm 's Maine politics course, thinks 
professors teaching their own texts can 
work well. Part of the Bowdoin experi- 
ence, after all involves working with 
renowned professors and their works. 

However, if professors assign their 
own texts, they should assign other, 
readings and encourage discussions, as 
well, she said 

"I think it could be useful. If a pro- 
fessor didn't explain something fully in 
class, you could head to his or her book 
and get a better understanding. 
Nevertheless, if the professor is too 
enamored with [his or her] work, then it 
could become a show-and-tell with 
[the] text, and [he or she] may not be 
open to hearing other opinions," 
Kurland said. 

Overall, Conlan said that teaching at 
the College meshes well with his 
research goals. 

"As a teacher, you can really see 
what needs to be done in the field" 
he said. "By being here at Bowdoin, 
students ask me questions, raise larg- 
er issues, and force me to think about 
how to address those in lectures, 
research, or texts." 

ly owned by the College, reported a 
burglary and theft of copper pipe 
and electric cable. The matter was 
referred to the Brunswick Police 
Thursday, October 5 

• A citizen's band radio was 
reported stolen from a Danley 
Demolition truck that was left 
overnight at a work site on 
Harpswell Road. The matter was 
referred to Brunswick police. 

• Students reported that two men 
in a tan Chevy Trailblazer with 
Nova Scotia registration EDA 137 
were attempting to sell expensive 
stereo equipment from their vehi- 
cle between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. A 
security officer observed the vehi- 
cle headed east on College Street 
and notified Brunswick Police. 
The vehicle was not located. 

• A staff member reported losing 
a set of keys in Sills Hall. The key 
ring bears a Simmons College 
insignia. If located please contact 
Security at 3314. 

— Compiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Security. 




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Bowdoin's new student gateway features customizable content, such as news sources and menus. 

IT releases redesigned gateway 

by Cati Mitchell 
Orient Staff 

Last week, Bowdoin Student 
Government (BSG) and IT released a 
revamped Student Gateway on the 
Bowdoin homepage. The new gate- 
way, which can be accessed at bow- 
doin. edu/students, enables students 
to customize the content and layout 
of the page. 

Mark Hendrickson '07, who 
designed the new site through IT this 
summer, explained, "On the old gate- 
way, there was little method to the 
way that content was organized. 
Links to random parts of the 
Bowdoin site and elsewhere were 
scattered throughout the page." 

Students can add content from out- 
side sources, such as The New York 
Times or Rolling Stone, through RSS 
feeds. Panels, which display infor- 
mation on anything from dining 
menus to student digest posts to the 
athletic events, can be chosen and 
arranged by the student. 

"These panels not only serve to 
organize information by topic more 
clearly, they can also be moved 
around the page, visually cus- 
tomized, and added or removed so 
that the gateway looks just the way 
the student wants," said 

"All changes to the panels are 
automatically saved if the student 
has signed in, so the student can 
view their customized page on 

If WWW.DOWOtM.tW/SflrMlllS 

whichever computer they later sign 
into," he said. 

The gateway also contains an 
entirely new feature — a student event 
calendar. Unlike the College's online 
calendar, anyone with a Bowdoin 
username can access and contribute 
to this calendar. 

"The gateway was built around the 
concept of a central student calendar, 
which, I would say, is the most 
important new feature," said BSG 
President DeRay Mckesson '07. 

"Never before has there existed a 
place where students could post 
event on a calendar that all students 
would have access to," he said. 

Robert Denton, a web designer at 
IT, said, "This gateway in my opin- 
ion benefits students such that they 
can customize a view of college and 
external resources in one convenient 
place that is a measure more func- 
tional than our previous, mostly stat- 
ic gateway." 

When designing the page, 
Hendrickson referred popular "por- 
tal" sites such as, My 
Yahoo!, and Google Personalized 
Homepage as inspirations for the 

"I got my ideas from a variety of 
sources — friends, web sites... my 
colleagues in IT, and simply my own 

thoughts about what I would like to 
see on a gateway," said 

So far, students have responded 

"I think it's useful," said Joyce 
Mendes '09. "It's much more organ- 

Tim Gamwell '09 said, "I think 
that they bring the library and the 
directory to it, so it's all in the same 

Gamwell also noted the special 
features, adding, "You can customize 
it. Mine's orange." 

Hendrickson has received a num- 
ber of suggestions as to how he 
could improve the site. He plans to 
implement several new features 
over the course of the year, includ- 
ing panels for checking email mes- 
sages and playing streaming audio 
from WBOR. The faculty and staff 
gateways will also be redesigned 
along the same line as the new stu- 
dent gateway within the next year. 

BSG has been promoting the 
site — posters in the union read, 'it's 
like Smith Union. Everything you 
need in one place" and "Raincoat or 
fleece? Bowdoin weather. Know 
before you walk out the door " 

"BSG is continuing to monitor the 
growth of the gateway and is prima- 
rily responsible for its promotion." 
said Mckesson. "The gatewav is 

"I think it's amazing. It's one-^top- 
shopping for campus lite." he said 

Bowdoin residents 
spar to save energy 

18 dorms to participate in 

fifth-annual conservation 


by Gemma Leghorn 
Orient Staff , 

The next time you leave your 
computer on all night, consider 
your competition. This month, 
Bowdoin dorms are vying for first 
place in the fifth-annual energy- 
conservation competition. 

Six first-year dorms, six social 
houses, and six upperclassmen 
dorms began the competition on 
Monday in an effort to reduce the 
College's impact on the environ- 
ment, and teach people how they 
can save energy by altering their 

"Bowdoin has been trying a lot of 
different things to reduce energy," 
said Kelly Pitts '08, a member of 
Sustainable Bowdoin and the sus- 
tainability assistant for Facilities 

"[The competition] is one way to 
get students involved because a lot 
of the efforts — hybrid cars, bio- 
diesel blends — don't really involve 
students. This is one way to intro- 
duce students to how they can con- 
serve energy," she said. 

Many of the newer buildings on 
campus have been designed to use 
energy more efficiently, such as the 
green-certified East and West 
dorms. The renovations to the 
other first-year bricks have also 
made the buildings more eco- 

However, according to Pitts, resi- 
dents of Winthrop Hall, Maine Hall, 
and a host of other older dorms 
should not worry: Measures have 
been taken to level the playing 

"For the most part, how it's cal- 
culated is based on percent 
improvement, not total kilowatt 
hours," explained Pitts. To deter- 
mine this improvement. Facilities 
Management first takes a reading 
of each dorm's energy usage 
before the competition, to gauge a 
base-line level. Then, halfway 
through October, a reading from 
each dorm is taken again, and a 
last reading is taken at the end of 
the competition. 

Energy used by lights and appli- 
ances is taken into account, though 
not heat. However, students should 
be aware that heating dorms also 
requires a good deal of energy This 
can be problematic in some of the 
older dorms, where the heat can 


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occasionally jump to 80 degrees. 
Instead of throwing the windows 
open, though, Pitts said that a call to 
Facilities would fix the problem 
immediately, and waste substantial- 
ly less energy. 

In addition to obvious steps like 
shutting off room and bathroom 
lights, there are a few other tricks 
for students to reduce their energy 
consumption, Pitts said. 

It takes more energy each day to 
light the clock on your microwave 
than using the actual microwave for 
eight minutes, Pitts said, "so 
unplug appliances that you're not 
using. If common spaces aren't 
being used, turn the lights off, 
although people are hesitant to do 
that around campus. Compact fluo- 
rescent bulbs last way longer [than 
regular bulbs do], and they don't 
use as much energy." 

Pitts said that if students want a 
free compact fluorescent bulb, they 
can contact Sustainable Bowdoin 
Coordinator Keisha Payson. 

Last year, there was a 13.1 per- 
cent reduction in energy use in all 
of the dorms, and Winthrop Hall 
placed first in the competition with 
a reduction of 46.6 percent. In the 
end, 83,600 pounds of carbon diox- 
ide emissions were prevented from 
being released into the atmosphere, 
and the savings totaled 38,768 kilo- 
watt hours. 

Though students compete against 
other dorms, they have been 
reminded to play by the rules. 

"Freshmen-^et pretty into it — last 
year they were taking lights out of 
the ceilings One of the dorms had 
construction hooked up into their 
electric, and they were all paranoid 
about that," remembers Pitts, refer- 
ring to Coleman Hall, which actual- 
ly increased its energy use by 47 
percent in the first half of last year's 

"I am uber-psyched, and my 
dorm room lights are off right now," 
said Maggie Crosland, a first year 
living in East Hall. 

Pitts hopes that by the end of the 
competition people will have a bet- 
ter sense of the impact they can 
have on the environment. 

"Some of the small things really 
do relate to the bigger picture of 
how much oil and coal is burning in 
the U.S." said Pitts. "Our genera- 
tion in general doesn't think that we 
can change things." 

"We do need to make changes 
now, and it's up to our generation to 
do that." stressed Pitts. "Making 
everyday changes is a good step in 
the right direction." 


Wrong name 

Due to an editing error. "BSG 
endorses Da'rfur group" (^ 30) 
gave the wrong last name ot' a rep- 
resentative who voted against stu- 
dent government's Dart'ur resolu- 

Mike Dooley 10, an at-large 
member of BSG, voted "no" on 
the resolution. Mike Bartha IW is 
a class community service officer 
and does not participate in BSG 
meetings. The Orient regrets the 

The Orient strives to be accu- 
rate in all of its reporting. 

If von believe a correction or 
clarification is needed, please 
email the editors at orient 1 a bow- 
doin. edu. 




Bowdoin students suspected of drunk driving subject to Maine *s ( zero-tolerance law 

POLICE, from page I 

"So to have a driver driving an 
automobile at .22 is juat unbeliev- 
able. We see chronic drunks not that 
high," Deajardina said 

Some students were confused as to 
why anyone would drink and drive at 

"I really don't sec why anyone 
would do that," said Pat Costello '09 
"Everything is within walking dis- 
tance on this campus. Even the 
longest of walks are not that long." 

A drunk driver hit Costello over 
the summer "a few days before the 
Fourth of July," resulting in very seri- 
ous injuries. He was in a hospital 
intensive care unit for "a couple of 
weeks" and got off crutches one week 
ago, he said. 

The Orient has confirmed that 
Brunswick police arrested three 
Howdoin students for OUI in the first 
month of the school year. Other 
Bowdoin men and women may have 
been arrested by the BPD or other 
local law enforcement agencies. 

"The status of a student is not part 
of the booking prtfeess," Dcsjardins 
explained, noting that it was there- 
fore impossible to know how many 
OUI arrests have been Bowdoin stu- 

"It is very possible that the number 
[of three students] is artificially low," 
Dcsjardins said. "I would venture to 
guess that there may be more." 

Director of Safety and Security 
Randy Nichols, a Maine State 
Police trooper for more than 27 
years prior to coming to Bowdoin, 
has seen his share of drunk drivers 
first-hand. In an interview with the 
Orient, he emphasized the possible 
catastrophic consequences of driv- 
ing while under the influence. 
Nichols was just as vocal about the 

multitude of other choices available 
to a student who has consumed 
alcohol and has the inclination to 
drive somewhere. 

"Here at Bowdoin, there are so 
many options available to you: you 
have Safe Ride, you have friends who 
don't drink that can come and get 
you, you have Brunswick Taxi that 
can be called, you have Bowdoin 
Security that can be called," Nichols 

Safe Ride is a service "provided 
for the safety of students moving 
across campus," according to 
Bowdoin 's web site. It operates from 
5:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. every day. 
Any student can call for a ride, (207)- 
725-3337, to be driven from any- 
where to anywhere else on campus 
during that time. The service also pro- 
vides rides to students living within a 
mile of campus. 

Nichols explained that even if a 
student is outside Safe Ride's area of 
operation, there is never an excuse for 

"If you have your car across town 
at Joshua's Tavern or Sea Dog or 
what have you, and you've been 
drinking, park your car there and call 
us," Nichols said. "We'll get you 
back here. One way or another we 
will get you back here safe and sound 
back to your room." 

"Whether we go pick them up or 
make other arrangements for them, 
we're there for their safety and secu- 
rity," Nichols added. 

Maine's OUI laws arc some of the 
toughest in the nation, according to 
law enforcement officials. Maine 
statute defines what it means to be 
operating under the influence. 

"A person commits OUI if that per- 
son operates a motor vehicle a) while 
under the influence of intoxicants; or 
b) while having a blood alcohol level « 

"To have a driver driv- 
ing an automobile at 
.22 is just unbeliev- 
able. We see chronic 
drunks not that high. " 

Rick Desjardins 
BPD Commander 

of 0.08 or more," the statute says. "A 
law enforcement officer may arrest, 
without a warrant, a person the officer 
has probable cause" to believe has 
been driving under the influence. 

In other words, a person is guilty of 
OUI if he or she has a BAC of over 
0.08 or if "the person showed signs of 
impairment to slightest degree 
because of alcohol," according to 

"Bowdoin students — especially 
ones from out of state — need to 
remember that Maine is one of the 
states with a zero-tolerance law," 
Nichols said. For people under 21, 
"that means any amount of alcohol in 
your bloodstream... will result in a 
violation" if a student drives and is 
stopped by a police officer. 

According to Desjardins, if a 
police officer has evidence that a 
driver under 21 has consumed alco- 
hol—either through an admission, 
through the scent of liquor, or 
through other means — he or she is 
guilty of violating Maine's zero-tol- 
erance law even if the impairment 
limit has not been reached. 

If a person is guilty of only a viola- 
tion of the zero-tolerance law, the 
punishment is administrative, not 

"It is important for Maine drivers 
to remember that a driver's license is 
not a right guaranteed under our 
Constitution. It is a privilege that is 
administratively issued and can be 
withdrawn by the state," according to 
the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety 
(BHS) web site. 

In the state of Maine, the legal 
ramifications for OUI depend on the 
circumstances of the violation and 
"aggravating" circumstances. 

The BHS web site explains that 
"aggravating factors include a BAC 
of . 1 5 percent or more, or traveling 30 
mph or more over the speed limit, or 
attempting to elude an officer of the 
law, or having a passenger under 21 
years of age." 

"Every single misdemeanor case 
that goes to the office gets an offer for 
a sentence," Jo Morrissey, the busi- 
ness and communications manager 
for the Cumberland County District 
Attorney's Office, said. A person 
charged with OUI "can either accept 
the offer or dispute for a jury." 

"Our offers are going to be reflective 
of the circumstances of the case, as 
well as the [specific] mandatory mini- 
mum that might be imposed by the leg- 
islature," said Michael Madigan, a 
Cumberland County Prosecutor. He is 
part of the team of assistant district 
attorneys in the county that handle mis- 

"Higher blood alcohol content is 
going to determine whether there are 
mandatory jail requirements," 
Madigan said in a telephone inter- 
view. "There are [also] other aggra- 
vating circumstances," that can affect 
sentencing, he added. 

Foster noted that the procedural 
ramifications of driving drunk 
extended beyond the police station 
and the courthouse. If the College 
finds out about OUI arrest, "typical- 

ly, the student will meet with his/her 
dean and we'll require an alcohol 
assessment with a substance abuse 
specialist, because again, our focus 
is on health and safety," Foster 

'There is a very high correlation 
between an OUI charge and alcohol 
abuse. Students are typically placed 
on social probation for a year and this 
change in the student's status means 
that a copy of the letter is sent home 
to parents/guardians," Foster wrote. 
"That generates another conversation. 
And if the student is an athlete, we 
also ask that s/he have a conversation 
with their coach. The coach then 
decides what additional action to 
take," he added. 

Of the three students, two were 
females and one male; one is a soph- 
omore, one is a junior, and one is a 
senior. Two refused to comment for 
this article. 

In an interview, the student admit- 
ted to having a few beers. The student 
was stopped by a police officer for 
not stopping at a crosswalk and was 
arrested for OUI. 

The student expressed remorse and 
said, "It's just something I shouldn't 
have been doing." 

The DA's office notes that conse- 
quences of an OUI conviction are not 

"As far as I'm aware," Madigan 
said, "an OUI, or any criminal con- 
viction that's maintained by the state, 
is going to be there forever." 

Beyond the legal penalties, there 
can be other long-term consequences 
to drunk driving, according to some 
in the community. 

"One of my friends, like a month 
after my accident, got pulled over for 
drunk driving," Costello, the student 
who was hit by a drunk driver, said "I 
haven't talked to him since." 

Athletic department hopes to hire trainer to work with rugjtry team, administer ImPACT tests 

TR.4INERS. fhm page 1 

must go to Dudley Coe Health 

All students are allowed to make 
appointments with a visiting physi- 
cal therapist. Also, in a medical 
emergency, trainers will not dis- 
criminate between varsity and club 
athletes. "If a student is ever in need 
of immediate care ...the athletic 
training department will be avail- 
able to them." said Davtes. 

Although Director of Athletics 
Jeff Ward stressed that there is no 
difference in the quality of care club 
athletes receive, he recognized that 
the distinction causes hard feelings 
among some athletes. 

"Whenever you have distinc- 
tions, there is the uncomfortable 
possibility that people will take that 
as a negative," he said. 

The notion that club sports ath- 
letes are not treated as well as varsi- 
ty athletes appears to permeate the 
Bowdoin club sports community 
The Orient spoke with numerous 
players on the rugby, crew, and 
Frisbee teams, many of whom said 
they had had negative or frustrating 
experiences with athletic trainers 
and had also heard rumors about 
fellow athletes who had run into 
similar problems. * 

Dawn Riebcling '07, a member 
of the crew team, reported hearing 
about negative experiences other 
rowers had had with trainers. She 
encountered difficulty making an 
appointment with the trainers after 
a hip flexor injury. 

'There is an impression that club 
athletes are not covered," she said. 
Katie Wells '08, also • rower, 

said that club athletes "hope they 
don't get injured under the pretense 
that they won't be made priority 
No. 1." 

This pretense is correct, accord- 
ing to Ward. When it comes to med- 
ical support, "varsity [programs] 
have preference over club pro- 
grams," he said. 

However, Ward stressed that the 
athletic department does not take 
risks with the health of its club ath- 
letes. "We want to make sure that 
every situation is safe." he said. 

Ruth Morrison 07. captain of the 
women's ultimate Frisbee team, 
voiced her concern with the athletic 
trainers' prioritization of varsity 

"If the issue comes down to 
resources needing to be prioritized 
to varsity, think about the implica- 
tions of that decision: Certain stu- 
dents' health is more important than 

others," she said 

Eric Robinson '07, captain of the 
men's rugby team, echoed 
Morrison's view. 

He said that the prioritization of 
Bowdoin 's varsity programs 
"shows through in field space, 
trainers attitudes, et cetera," and 
said that he would like to see more 
trainers available to give his team 
medical attention. 

According to Ward, the athletic 
department recognizes the need for 
additional trainers, and included a 
request for another trainer in its 
budget next year, primarily to work 
with the men's rugby team.-' 

One goal in hiring the new train- 
er is to provide ImPACT tests at the 
beginning of the season to all ath- 
letes playing contact sports. On 
ImPACT's web site, the test is 
described as "a sophisticated, 
research-based software tool devel- 


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oped to help sports-medicine clini- 
cians evaluate recovery following 

According to Davies, the goal in 
administering an ImPACT test 
before an injury is to develop "a 
baseline on each athlete so that 
when a concussion occurs you can 
compare the data. A baseline is not 
crucial to the test but it just helps 
with the diagnosis." 

Men's rugby currently is not 
offered these tests prior to injury. 

Robinson sustained a concussion 
earlier this year, and took the 
ImPACT test only after his injury. 
He said that he believes the results 

of the test would have been more 
conclusive if he had taken the test 
before the injury as well. 

"There is no baseline to compare 
results... Information I would have 
attained as a varsity athlete I don't 
have," he said. 

"I feel that any Bowdoin student 
that is out there doing any sort of col- 
lege sanctioned athletic activity 
should have access to the trainers, no 
matter what sport they're doing," 
said Matt Murchison '07, captain of 
the men's ultimate frisbee team. 

"If a Bowdoin student gets hurt, 
what more information do you 
need?" he asked. 

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Above, Sam Minot '08 and 
Alex Lorch '05 of the 
Democratic Left protest the 
war in Iraq on Thursday 
afternoon. Groups of stu- 
dents, totaling about 15 at a 
time, gathered outside of 
Smith Union to rally against 
what Lorch called President 
George W. Bush's "irrespon- 
sible foreign policy." Lorch 
said the students generally 
felt that the U.S. should 
withdraw from Iraq by the 
end of 2007. The gathering 
was the first anti-war protest 
on campus in recent memo- 
ry. Left, people from the 
Brunswick area join the stu- 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin radio 'treading on thin ice'; 
station garners wide local support 

WBOR, from page I 

"For whatever reason, 
they're coming down 
hard on public stations 
and letting stations 
with money get away 
with a lot more." 

hired a lawyer, Bowdoin alum David 
O'Connor '91. 

"He's been incredibly helpful," 
Paltrineri said. "He's been doing 
research and compiling other cases 
of stations that may have been fined 
or warned [for similar offenses], but 
that were allowed to continue broad- 

WBOR submitted a file to the 
FCC yesterday with a formal 
response, as well as more than 600 
letters the station received from peo- 
ple in the Bowdoin, Brunswick, and 
surrounding communities expressing 
their support for the endangered sta- 

"We even got a letter from the 
office of Senator Olympia Snowe 
saying that it's in the public's interest 
that we get our license renewed," 
Paltrineri said. 

According to Paltrineri, the 
response acknowledges WBOR's 
mistake, but states that the mistake 
has been corrected and will not occur 

Now that WBOR has aligned its 
response with community support, 
and delivered it to the FCC, it's a 
matter of waiting, Paltrineri said. 

If the FCC declines to renew 
WBOR's license, Paltrineri said that 
the station would appeal the deci- 
sion and schedule an FCC hearing. 
In the meantime, the station would 
keep broadcasting through its web 

"If, in the worst case scenario, we 
get our license taken away, we would 
continue to webcast online," he said. 

"The web already gets our signal 
across the country and around the 

Adam Paltrineri 
WBOR manager 

world... That doesn't mean we 
wouldn't try to get our license back 
in two years though." 

Paltrineri believes that the FCC 
has been pressuring other non-profit, 
non-commercial stations in the 
greater area as well. 

"A lot of other smaller stations 
have been contacting us and saying, 
'The FCC is coming down hard on 
us, too,'" he said. 

"For whatever reason, they're 
coming down hard on public service 
stations and letting stations with 
money get away with a lot more. But 
this is questionable because those 
stations don't provide the community 
[the] service that we do." 




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National Coming Out Week 

October 7-11 

Dear Bowdoin Community, 

The Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance is proud to celebrate National Coming Out Week from October 7th - Nth. We realize that it can be difficult 
to learn a community's values in the first month, so we want to use this week to remind Bowdoin's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and 
questioning community members that you can feel safe and supported here. 

A defining moment for our community came last year when hundreds of students mobilized to support the "No on I " campaign that protected all 
Mainers from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The sea of Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff that showed up wearing yellow to protest 
Michael Heath's speech supporting discrimination was a powerful sign of support for Bowdoin's queer community. 

We want to remind everyone that the BQSA is dedicated to uniting queer students and our straight allies for discussions, social events, and sup- 
port. The Queer-Transgender Resource Center (QTRC) has materials for students seeking information about sexuality and gender. 

In support pf Bowdoin's vibrant and diverse community, we have pledged to respect and support the members of our community regardless of 
their sexual orientation. 

Alex Williams 10 
Adam Tracy '10 
Richard Ong 08 
Margaret O'Rourke 08 
Johannes Stran 09 
Jessie Ferguson 08 
David Funk 10 
Klra Frenzen '10 
Brltta Bene 07 
Chris Rowe 10 
Jason I m merman '10 
Christopher Knight 07 
Jess Uu '08 
Hannah Scheldt 10 
Brett Davis 10 
Nicole Borunda '08 
Ian Yaffe '09 
Thai Hangoe '10 
Skye Lawrence '10 
Rachael Norton '10 
Jaclyn Davis '10 
Marissa Moore '10 
Molly Randall 10 
Julia Smith 07 
Caroline Shod 09 
Matt Moran '10 
Kim Heriach 10 
Arun Makhlja 10 
Alison Weisburger 10 
George Martinez '07 
Rachel Goldman '10 
Sarah Lord 10 
Alden Karr 07 
Lamont White 08 
Devln Walsh 10 
Tim Kelleher 09 
Tim Cashman 07 
Mike Reutershan '07 
Fahad Hasan 07 
Stephen H. Hall 10 
Diego Rivera '10 
Emily Skinner 08 
Aaron McCullough '07 
Nathan Krah 08 
Oliver Radwan '08 
Dan Robinson 07 
Brandon Bouchard 07 
E.B.Sheldon 07 
Thu-NgaHo 07 

Jonathan Ludwig 07 
KC Maloney 10 
Caroline Bader 09 
Rachael Phelan '07 
Joanna Taatjes '10 
Brook Shaffer 07 
Alyssa Phanltdasack '10 
Katie Forney '07 
Ben Freedman '09 
Will Volnot-Baron 07 
Stephen Carlson '07 
Betsy McDonald '08 
Shawn Stewart '08 
Kathy Yang 10 
Danielle Carmaux '10 
Dave Yee '09 
Katie Coyne '08 
Amanda Carpenter '09 
Rhysly Martinez 09 
Genevieve Leslie '07 
Charlie Tlcotsky '07 
Tommy Wilcox '09 
Kate Epstein 10 
Maxwell Victor 07 
Ian Height 08 
Casey Dlott '07 
Nicole Melas 07 
Brianna Cornelius 09 
Cart Moon '08 
Zachary Rudick 10 
Sally Hudson 10 
Becca Mailer 09 
Emily Norton '0 
Mary Hartley Piatt 07 
Zachary Roberts 08 
Sara Afienko 08 
Astrid Rodriguez '07 
Catrina Cartagena '07 
Kristen Cameron 08 
Jake Murrey 08 
Meg Gray '07 
Honors Dunham '07 
Phil Gates 08 
Jared Hunt '08 
Shelley Barron '09 
Julia Loonln '07 
Gillian Garatt Reed 07 
Eamonn Hart '09 
Shamir Rivera 10 

DeRay Mckesson 07 
Karen Tang 07 
M.A. Edsall - English 
Dustin Brooks '08 
Kate Aldrich 10 
Jennifer Crouch '10 
Hannah Olson '10 
Amir Abdullah 10 
Michael Terry '07 
Jenny Cook '07 
Michael Peiser 07 
Erica Michel 07 
Allen Delong - Director of 
Student Life 
Kate Ritter '09 
Josh King 10 
Brooks Schaffer '07 
Michael Krohn 09 
Chris Cashman '07 
Emma Cooper-Mullin 07 
Jenna Pariseau '07 
Annie Cronin '07 
Liz Lovell 07 
Mark Fuller 08 
Seth Kelley 10 
Molly Safford - Staff 
Jessica Lian '09 
Joe Pace '10 
Matthew Kwan 10 
Lauren Johnson '07 
Charlie Johnson '07 
Brian Fry '10 
Matt Wider 07 
Matt Yantakosol 10 
Lauren Duerksen '08 
Tom Brickler '10 
Max Palmer '08 
Sarah Schoen '07 
Mac Evans '09 
Jake Levin 10 
Ugo Egbunlke 09 
Donald Theodate '08 
Renee James '08 
Dan Levis '10 
Trlcia Duggan '09 
Julia Jacobs 10 
Kate Pastorek 10 
Alex Lamb 07 

Taylor White 07 
Maxine Janes '10 
Anna Ansubel '10 
Elizabeth Stevenson '10 
Mary Kelly 10 
Rachel Vanderkrulk '07 
Rachel Wilder '07 
Dawn Rlebeling '07 
Nellie Connolly '08 
Isaac Cowell '09 
Andrew Gallagher '09 
Susan Morris '07 
Francesca Perkins '10 
Lindsay Enriquez '10 
Kelsey Bomer '09 
Megan Rawson '10 
Margaret Griffith 07 
Rose Teng '07 
Jacob Scheckman '06 
Niki Fitzgerald 09 
Sebastian Belanger '08 
Duncan Smith '08 
Anthony Carrasquillo '07 
William Wilder 09 
Luke Mondello '10 
Heather Upham '08 
Clare Ronan '10 
Parissa Khayami 09 
Alicia Martinez 10 
Chantal Crawley 10 
Abriel Ferreira '10 
Monica Garciapaz '10 - 
Samantha Schwager '10 
Meaghan Maguire '08 
Megan McCullough '10 
Ashley Peterson '10 
Oliver Kell 10 
Dylan "Broad Horizons" Brix 

Paul Fenley '10 
Jay Tansey '07 
Dave Donahue '07 
John Scanned '10 
Chris Rossi 10 
Tim McVarel 07 
Jeff Cutter '09 
Colin Hugh 08 
Phil Tonucci 10 
Bobby Riley 10 

Nick Jones 10 
Kevin Sullivan 10 
Patrick Duchette '08 
Kiel McQueen '08 
Kevin Mullin '07 
Harry Ashforth 09 
Nicholaas Flgueiredo '08 
Peter Mills '09 
Colin Hay 10 
Matt Ostrup '10 
John Hollls 07 
Dominic Fltzpatrick '09 
Anthony Regis '07 
Hugh Fleming 10 
Nate Lovltz '08 
Simon Parsons '07 
Tom Wakefield '10 
Luke Welch '08 
Jeff Smith 08 
Megan Brunmier '08 
Jacqueline Linnane '07 
Jessica Brooks '07 
Lara Finnegan '08 
Rebekah Mueller '07 
Justin Strasburger 07 
Eric Foushee '90 
Maggie White - Staff 
Marc Donnelly '07 
Pavlina Borlsova '07 
Meredith Borner '09 
Margo Linton '08 
Rodina Anderson - 
Education Department 
Caitlin Seifert '07 
Adam Paltrineri '07 
Dan Hackett 07 
Kevin Rudolph 07 
Uly Morse 09 
Matt Thomson '06 
John B. Hall '08 
Chengsi Xie '07 
Maya Jaafar '07 
Kate Epstein 10 
Allicla Pelkey - Prospective 

Kate Lebeaux '08 
Kate Walsh '10 
Janelle Charles '08 
Rachel Munzig '10 

Yori Shemesh '09 
Farhan Rahman '10 
Kathleen Callaghy 07 
Addison LeVon Boyland '10 
Lydla Hawkins 07 
Joseph Yates '07 
Llvy Lewis '07 
Lindsay Enriquez '10 
Roman Jackson '07 
Matt Herzfeld 07 
Elaine Johanson '04 
Freeland Church '05 
Greg Rlghter '07 
Russell Stevens '07 
Brian Fry '10 
Michael Westerman '08 
Shane Farrell '09 
Andrew Maloney '10 
Mark Bellls 10 
Nicholas Johnson '10 
Sarah Luppino '10 
Copley Huston '10 
Zoe Anaman '10 
Terrence Pleasant, Jr. '09 
Sara Utzschnelder '07 
Lizbeth Lopez 09 
Mikyo Butler 10 
Matt Carpenter '10 
Lindsay Luke '10 
Eric Ardolino 10 
Sabrina Cote '10 
Keri Forbringer 10 
Mike Badge '10 
Kenta Matsumoto '10 
Chris Ray 10 
Alex Williams '10 
Bar! Robinson '07 
Kate Knowles 10 
Christine Kue 09 
Cathy Showaiter '04 
Patrick Driscoll 08 
Luke McKay '07 

The following is a list of events scheduled for Coming Out Week. 

Saturday, Taste the Rainbow, 10 p.m. at Ladd House. Social house party. 

Tuesday, Movie Night, 7:30 p.m. at MacMillan House. 

Wednesday; National Coming Out Day (wear yellow!) 

Wednesday; BQSA Social with Faculty, 7 pirn, at Johnson House. Refreshments will be served. 




'Helicopter parents' can hover 
too close for comfort 

by Mary Helen Miller 
Orient Staff 

Director of Residential Life Kim 
Pacelli can expect to receive between 
30 and 40 calls from parents during 
the housing lottery each spring. 

Usually, parents call because they 
have been -contacted by a son or 
daughter who is upset about a hous- 
ing assignment. Pacelli said that often 
the parents calling do not fully under- 
stand the process of the housing lot- 
tery. Once she explains it, they are 
typically more understanding. 

"It really ebbs and flows in terms 
of parent contact that we have here in 
Res Life," Pacelli said. 

Although Pacelli receives calls less 
frequently during the rest of the year 
(six to 10 per month, she said), the 
nature of the calls are similar. Parents 
call because their son or daughter is 
unhappy with his or her living situa- 
tion. Pacelli said she always begins 
conversations with parents by 
explaining the processes and philoso- 
phies behind residential education, 
and then most parents are "usually 
pretty reasonable," she said. 

For instance, some parents hear 
that their son or daughter is not get- 
ting along with a roommate, and call 
requesting an immediate housing 
transfer. However, they do not realize 
that Residential Life has a conflict 
mediation protocol. 

"I don't have ample space to be 
moving first years around," Pacelli 

Pacelli added that she does some- 
times have conversations where par- 
ents will drop the "$40,000 line." 
That is to say, they remind her of how 
much Bowdoin's approximate tuition 

While most parents are reasonable, 
Pacelli admitted that there are some 

"I can think of a very small handful 
of cases where the parent was way 
too involved," she said. 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Samuel Putnam referred to a "scaf- 
folding" analogy to describe the 
proper amount of involvement and 
support that parents should provide 
for children. Although his research 
focuses primarily on todtllcrs, he 
thinks that the instructional scaffold- 
ing can be applied to parents with stu- 
dents in college as well. 

"You challenge them to accom- 

plish things on their own, and you 
give them just enough support to 
accomplish it," he said. 

Putnam said that he has never been 
contacted by a parent regarding a stu- 
dent's grade, but he does have col- 
leagues at other colleges who have. If 
a parent were to ever get in touch with 
him about such a matter, he said it 
would put the student in "a question- 
able light." 

Putnam believes that Bowdoin par- 
ents may be less likely to be exces- 
sively involved in their students' lives 
than parents of students at some other 
colleges. He thinks that there might 
be a correlation between "the caliber 
of the Bowdoin student" and the inde- 
pendence that they have from their 

"Maybe that's why [Bowdoin stu- 
dents] have accomplished so much," 
he said. 

Like Putnam, Dean of First- Year 
Students Mary Pat McMahon thinks 
that overly involved parents may 
have a stronger presence at other col- 
leges. She worked at Carnegie Melon 
University two summers ago, and she 
said that the term "helicopter parent" 
was used frequently there. In recent 
years, the term "helicopter parent" 
has been used in various journalistic 
accounts to describe parents who 
hover closely above of their children 
and are ready to descend and rescue 
them at any moment. 

While these parents may not have 
as large of a presence at Bowdoin, 
McMahon will not deny their exis- 
tence in students' lives here. 

She believes that parents who call 
their sons and daughters frequently or 
are heavily involved in their lives in 
other ways have good intentions, and 
may even be aware that they are con- 
sidered overly interested parents. 

McMahon, who graduated from 
college in 1997, believes that students 
now are more frequently in contact 
with their parents than they were 
when she was an undergraduate. 

"It was my impression in college 
that people talked to their parents 
once or twice a week," she said. 

However, she noted that now some 
students talk with their parents on the 
phone at least once a day. She attrib- 
utes this change to today's ubiquitous 
cell phone. 

One problem that McMahon noted 
about students' phone calls to parents 
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She explained that sometimes stu- 
dents will call parents to complain 
about various things, and then they'll 
hang up the phone and go have fun 
with friends. These sorts of conversa- 
tions can leave parents with an 
incomplete, negative perception of 
the student's life. 

In addition to concealing some 
aspects of their lives from parents, 
students are under no obligation by 
the College to reveal their grades to 
parents. McMahon said that students 
should have a conversation with their 
parents about privacy before "there 
is some more charged reason to talk 
about it later." 

Finally, McMahon said that some 
students struggle with parents who 
have different expectations for their 
sons' and daughters' study-away or 
postgraduate endeavors than the stu- 
dents have for themselves. One com- 
mon example of this sort of conflict 
happens when parents who expect 
their son or daughter to go to med- 
ical, law, or business school, and a 
student realizes he or she does not 
want to 

"Parents care so much that some- 

times they have a hard time hearing 
their students say that they want to 
take bigger risks," McMahon said. 

Blair McElroy, a staff clinician at 
counseling services, thinks that it can 
be hard for parents to watch their stu- 
dents make mistakes and sometimes 
fail. Like McMahon, she sees 
parental interest as a positive quality. 

"I think the real strength of the 
millennial parent, or helicopter par- 
ent, is that they care," she said. 

However, she acknowledged that 
there can be a downside to excessive 
involvement. A student that is too 
dependent on parents, McElroy said, 
could have a difficult time develop- 
ing an internal compass, trusting her- 
self without external feedback, and 
building skills to manage hardship 
and disappointment. 

The Orient sought to interview stu- 
dents who have helicopter parents, 
but none were willing to talk about it. 

McElroy thinks that students 
should talk openly with their parents 
about their involvement. Ideally, she 
said students and parents would be 
able to determine a way "to retain the 
connection in a way that fosters self- 

Do you have helicopter parents? 

How often do your parents call you? 

a. One time per week. 

b. Two 1q four times per week. 

c. At least once a day. 

Who picked your classes this 

a. I picked all of them. 

b. I picked them, but took advice 
from my parents. 

c. My parents told me which classes 
I should take. 

How many times have your parents 
contacted Bowdoin administration? 

a. To my knowledge, never. 

b. One time when I had a major crisis. 

c. They call whenever I'm having 
trouble in classes or with room- 

Who decorated your dorm room? 

a. I decorated it with my roommates. 

b. I did, but my parents sent me a 
couple of posters in the mail. 

c. My mom measured the windows 
for curtains. 

How many times have your parents got- 
ten you to stand in front of the Bowdoin 
web cams and wave to them at home? 

a. There are web cams here? 

b. I did it once for my dad's birthday. 

c. That's how I check in every morning. 

How many times have you seen your 
parents since you left for school in 

a. None — they aren't even here for 
Parents Weekend! 

b. They came for my birthday. 

c. They come about every other week- 

If you answered: 

Mostly As: Your parents give you 
plenty of space and let you do 
your own thing. 

Mostly Bs: Your parents are 
involved in your life, but they still 
give you room and let you make 
your own decisions. 

Mostly Cs: Duck! 





Parents, we want to know what works for you 

Talkin About It 

by Lauren 



It's Parents Weekend, and stu- 
dents are introducing their new 
boyfriends and girlfriends to Mom 
and Dad. Instead of writing about 
the awkward, anxiety-pro 

sweethearts who are more open to 
marrying at a young age. One girl- 
friend said, "M? parents got 
engaged after knowing each other 
for only 1 2 days. I guess I believe in 
soul mates and love at first sight." 
According to the U.S. Census in 
May 2006, the median age for men 
to get married for the first time is 
27. 1 , while the median for women is 
25.8 (up from 23.2 and 20.8, respec- 
tively, 25 years ago). Some 

voking mess that often COMMENTARY say that one in five of you 

ensues on this weekend, I 
thought I would dig in to how our 
parents yes. our parents shape 
our romantic relationships. 

College is where many of us 
experience our first serious relation- 
ships. But from whom do we learn 
how to be in a relationship? For 
many of us, we learn a lot about 
what kinds of partners we want to 
be, and don't want to be. from our 

Like it or not, our parents have 
played a major role in shaping our 
opinions and behaviors regarding 
relationships. After all, theirs have 
been the only ones we've witnessed 
Of) a day-to-day basis for the past 1 8 
to 22 years of OUT lives Some of us 
were lucky we learned from wit- 
nessing a healthy relationship. 
Others learned too, but from being 
around the static and tension that 
came with Mom and Dad's rocky 
relationship Those people now 
know what they don't want their 
own relationships to be. 

With their parents in mind, some 
friends have confided in me that 
they would never marry as young as 
their parents did. Still, others have 
parents who were high school 

will marry another 
Bowdoin student, while the nation's 
divorce rate is at a worrisome 50 
percent. Bowdoin, are you listen- 
ing? I'm not advocating it, but let's 
face it, could some of us be headed 
towards another trouble phenomena, 
"starter marriages?" (Having said 
that, my aunt and uncle met at 
Bowdoin 30 years ago and are still 
happily married today.) 

One rather cynical friend said he 
doesn't ever want to get married. 

"I've watched my father get re- 
married four times, twice to the 
same woman...! don't think I even 
believe in marriage," he said. 

A bitter, over-caffeinated friend, 
who has discussed her parents' 
influence at length with her thera- 
pist, said she grew up with what 
many self-help books call an 
"absent father." 

"My shrink says I choose 
boyfriends who are commitment- 
phobic and distant because my 
father abandoned me as a child. I 
guess there might be something 
there," she said. 

Many Bowdoin women whom I 
spoke with said they often find 
themselves with men whose person- 

alities remind them of their fathers. 
One jokingly said, "The fact that 
I'm dating and going to marry my 
dad is kind of scary." 

A guy friend, who experienced 
the dissolution of his parents' mar- 
riage after his mother's extramarital 
affair, said the importance of being a 
loyal, faithful partner will always be 
of the utmost importance to him. 

I know that I have learned a lot 
about relationships from my par- 
ents, especially from my mother. I 
was five years old when my parents 
divorced and my mother became a 
single mom. For the next eight years 
I watched my mother go through the 
ups and downs of raising two young 
children by herself, while rebuilding 
both her career and her personal life. 
I think I may not have fully realized 
the effect her experiences have had 
on me until I came to college and 
was faced with relationships of my 
own. In the most fundamental way, 
what I have taken from watching her 
throughout my entire childhood and 
adolescence is the importance of 
being able to take care of yourself. 
I've learned that you can't love 
someone else until you love your- 

Like many kids of our generation, 
I've seen what a divorce can do to 
both the two parties involved, but I 
have also been lucky enough to 
experience the making of a new 
family. Almost 20 years after my 
mother married my dad when she 
was 23, she is now remarried to a 
wonderful man, raising their six- 
year-old son, and has forged a sec- 
ond career as a TV producer (she's 
even got five Emmy awards.) What 
have I taken from my parents' first 

marriage? Biased as I may be, I 
don't think I would ever consider 
getting married at such a young age. 
More importantly, I have learned 
from my mother the value of inde- 
pendence and self-awareness in a 

Like any other human being on 
this planet, our parents are not per- 
fect. They make mistakes just like 

we do, and God knows they can be 
annoying. So, we have two options: 
We can praise them for teaching us 
how to respect our partners, or we 
can blame them for totally messing 
us up. Tonight, or over the weekend, 
as you sit across from you mom and 
dad, dad and step-mom, or single 
mom and boyfriend, ask them: what 
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Ask Dr. Jeff 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

Dear Dr. Jeff- 
How should students 
treat colds? How 
can we prevent them 
when, say, our 
roommate has one? 

Dear A.K.: Good questions, and 
certainly timely ones! 

Colds are caused by viral infec- 
tions. There are no antiviral medica- 
tions, which kill off the viruses that 
cause colds, so you're left with sup- 
portive treatments that aim to 
relieve symptoms and get you feel- 
ing better sooner. 

If you have a runny nose, sinus 
congestion, or post-nasal drip, 
you'll need some kind of deconges- 
tant, like Sudafed, or mucolytic, like 
guiafenesin. If you're coughing, 
you'll need some cough syrup, like 
dextromethorphan. For headache, 
fever, and aches and pains, try 
Tylenol or Ibuprofen, which work 
best if taken on a schedule, every six 
to eight hours, than just when you 
feel like you really need them. If 
your throat is sore, gargle with 
warm salt water or aspirin dissolved 
in water. 

To shorten the duration of your 
cold and to lessen the severity of 
your symptoms, you'll need to 
rest — a lot. That may mean* missing 
class or postponing work, or miss- 
ing practice or working out less. It 
will definitely mean getting as much 
sleep as your body is begging for — 
so give in to that fatigue! You'll 
need to drink plenty of fluids. Water, 
fruit juice, and broths are all fine. If 
you have access to a stove or 
microwave, you can cook up some 
chicken soup, a mainstay home rem- 
edy for at least three world cultures. 
Try loading it up with lots of fresh 
garlic and ginger. Minimize your 

You can insist that coughs and sneezes are proper- 
ly covered with elbows or with disposable tissues. 
You can both be very careful about washing your 
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avoid smoking altogether. 

Here's another question: When 
should you come in to the health 

The vast majority of people who 
have colds can take care of them 
themselves, and they do not need 
medical attention. 

Most of the remedies listed above 
are freely available in our self-care 
packets. The remainder can always 
be found at the campus convenience 
store or out in the community. 
Remember, colds typically last 
about a week, and they rarely lead to 

When should you come in? If you 
run a fever for three days greater 
than 101.5 degrees, if your tonsils 
are red and swollen and covered 
with white spots, if you have severe 
ear pain, or if you have prolonged 
sinus pain that has not improved 
after 10 days or so, or that has pro- 
gressively worsened after five to 
seven days, you should visit the 
health center. 

Here's what you shouldn't do: 
Don't take antibiotics for a cold. 
They won't help, and they'lr proba- 
bly make you worse. Unnecessary 
antibiotics may have side effects 
like allergic reactions, nausea, diar- 
rhea, and yeast infections, to name a 
few. They'll kill off helpful bacteria 
that help you digest food and offer 
protection against viral pathogens. 
And they'll increase the develop- 
ment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 
so that diseases that used to be easy 
to treat becorne more difficult to 
cure— like MRSA. 

According to most experts, nearly 
half of the antibiotic prescriptions 

written each year are inappropriate. 
Over half of the adults who go to 
their health care providers for a cold 
are treated with antibiotics. Despite 
the absence of evidence of any ben- 
efit for most people from these treat- 
ments, more than 23 million pre- 
scriptions a year are written for 
colds, bronchitis, and upper respira- 
tory infections. These 23 million 
prescriptions account for nearly 
one-fifth of all prescriptions for 
antibiotics written for children and 

Now, A.K.., about preventing 
colds, and about your roommate. 
Let's be honest. Given the realities 
of student life, colds are pretty 
much unavoidable. And you can't 
really ask your roommate with a 
cold to move out until she or he is 
better. But you can insist that 
coughs and sneezes are properly 
covered with elbows or with dispos- 
able tissues. You can both be very 
careful about washing your hands — 
often, and not sharing a towel to dry 
them off. 

And more generally, you can try 
hard every day to do some of the 
things that shorten colds— to pre- 
vent them. Like getting enough 
sleep, eating a balanced diet, exer- 
cising regularly, not drinking exces- 
sively, not smoking at all, and very 
importantly, always finding time to 
relax and relieve the stresses of col- 
lege life. 

Do those things daily, and you'll 
be preventing a lot of illness and 
promoting a lot of well-being. 

Hang in there, and get that chick- 
en soup a-cooking! 

Jeff Benson, MD 

Dudley Coe Health Center 

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Abovvi Buoys attached to a lobster 
trap .sit on a rock in Vinalhawn, 
an i> IS miles off the coast. 
Vinalhawn is the largest year- 
round island town in Maine. 
Right! Bohemian Coffee House, 
Kx-ated on Railroad Avenue off 
Maine Street, has a selection of 
drinks and pasteries. Below: Bay 
Mist pulls into Portland harbor. 
The boat runs from Portland to 
Peaks Island in Cisco Bay. 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Miller. The Bowdoin Orient 

by Tara Rajiyah 


Parents Weekend has arrived and 
Bowdoin students might feel over- 
whelmed at the prospect of enter- 
taining their parents. But fear not: 
Mid-Coast Maine offers a variety of 
activities and restaurants to keep 
even the most skeptical occupied 
and content. 

Here is a selection of local desti- 
nations where you can show your 
parents a good time. 

On campus 

The Peary-MacMillan Artie 
Museum provides patrons with a 
look at the Arctic travels and 
research of Bowdoin faculty, stu- 
dents, and alumni. The museum is 
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Friday and Saturday. 

In Brunswick 

Step a few feet off campus and 
experience Maine Street and the 
streets that channel off it. Stop by 
the Brunswick Farmer's Market on 
Friday and find a variety of locally 
grown plants, vegetables, fruits, and 
other things. Or indulge at one of 
the local restaurants or cafes. The 
Little Black Dog Cafe at 87 Maine 
Street and the Bohemian Coffee 
House at 4 Railroad Avenue are 
renowned for warm drinks and light 
snacks and pastries. For a heartier 
meal, consider Pedro O'Hara's on 1 
Center Street, which serves an 
eclectic Mexican-German infusion 
palette, or try Fat Boy Drive-In 
burger joint on 1 1 1 Bath Road. 

A short drive away 

Further in the heart of Maine, 
enjoy the great outdoors. Visit the 
St. John River and go canoeing. Or 
go apple picking at one of the 
numerous orchards in Maine, which 
include Moulton Orchards in 
Turner, just a short distance from 

In Freeport 
You can also experience the fall 
foliage while walking around 
Freeport, where you may indulge in 
• galore of outlet shopping at well 
as visit the L.L. Bean flagship store. 

While in Freeport, stop by the 
Mast Landing Sanctuary, a bird 
sanctuary owned by the Maine 
Audubon Society, which can be 
reached at (207) 781-2330. The 
sanctuary offers 140-acres of wood- 
land, marshes, and rolling hills, 
which provide a unique impression 
of a Maine autumn. 

Also in Freeport is Wolfe Neck's 
Farm at 184/Burnett Road. Wolfe 
Neck's Farm is owned by a nonprof- 
it trust that experiments with differ- 
ent ways to produce organic beef 
and sells its own beef, which is used 
by many of the local restaurants. 
Frommer's guidebook promises that 
the farm "is located on one of the 
most scenic coastal [areas in Maine] 
(especially at sunset)." While at the 
farm be sure to hike one of the trails 
and for those who live nearby, stop 
by the farmhouse, and pick up ham- 
burger meat or steak to cook for din- 

In Portland 

If you prefer the open waters, 
Portland is a great stop to charter 
boats, go for a sunset cruise, or go 
whale watching. The whale feeding 
area is about 20 miles from the 
Portland coastline at an under- 
ground plateau called Jeffrey's 
ledge. The Maine State Pier in 
Portland is dotted with many sailing 
companies. Be sure to visit and 
compare options before choosing a 

If you like the ocean but prefer a 
less rocky option, visit DeMillio's 
Floating Restaurant, located at 25 
Long Wharf. The restaurant is a 
converted car ferry that will allow 
you to dine on the sea without going 
too far off shore. The restaurant is 
open for lunch and dinner starting at 
1 1 a.m. Reservations are not taken, 
but you can call (207) 772-1081 half 
an hour before arriving to check on 
wait time and to be put on a waiting 

It might be easy to think that 
Bowdoin is isolated, but it is a mere 
30 minutes from Portland, a cultural 
hub, and it is even closer to natural 
havens. Bowdoin's location in 
southern Maine will prove to be 
exciting for everyone, no matter 
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'Proof shows rock star, human side of math 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin, Orient 
Jimei Hon '09 and Mark Viehman '07, as Catherine and Hal, perform a scene in the mathematically based play "Proof." 

by Kathryn Papanek 

Staff Writer 

Would you enjoy a silent song 
named after an imaginary number? 
Does the idea of mathematicians 
who excel at sports, play in a rock 
band, and "get laid surprisingly 
often" intrigue you? 

Even if you're unfamiliar with 
imaginary numbers and think that 
mathematicians and rock 
and roll should stay far, far 
away from each other, don't 
worry. You'll still enjoy Masque 
and Gown's fall production of 
David Auburn's 2001 Pulitzer Prize 
winning play "Proof." 

The play is billed as a show about 
genius, humanity, and mathemati- 
cians. Non-math majors need not 
fear: Of these three topics, humani- 
ty is clearly the central theme. 

"Mathematics is a skeleton for 
the play," first-time Masque and 
Gown director Clark Gascoigne '08 
said. "The characters are really 
what fills it out." 

"Proof focuses on the struggles 
of Catherine, played by Jimei Hon 
'09, after the death of her mathe- 
matically brilliant but mentally 
unstable father. Catherine is joined 
by her sister Claire, played by 
Hannah Weil '08, and her father's 
former student Hal, played by Mark 
Viehman '07, as she deals with the 
implications of the discovery of an 
important mathematical proof. 

Gascoigne pointed out that the 


When: October 5-7, 8p.m. 
Where: Memonol Hall, Wish Theater 
Admission: $1 .00. Tickets ore available at 
the Smith Union Information Desk. 

relationships between the charac- 
ters are the central focus of the play. 
Weil gives an especially strong per- 
formance as Claire, depicting her 
character's tumultuous relationship 
with her sister. Weil depicts 
COMMENTARY Claire's simultaneous 

resentment of her younger 
sister's genius and fear of what Weil 
calls Catherine's "insanity factor," 
with a realism and warmth that 
makes their relationship both 
humorous and touching. 

The budding romance between 
Catherine and Hal is another strong 
point of the play. Auburn's sharp 
dialogue makes the characters' rela- 
tionship seem authentic, while 
Viehman's geeky but likable per- 
formance as Hal is believable and 
funny. Audiences will find them- 
selves rooting for the young mathe- 
matician to succeed in his romantic 
quest. Hon's portrayal of the acer- 
bic Catherine provides a strong 
anchor for the play as her character 
goes through emotions ranging 
from love to loss. 

Sam Duchin '10, who plays 
Catherine's father, rounds out this 
strong cast. The youngest actor in 
the play, Duchin's grey hair and tall 

Please see PROOF, page 13 

Godfrey: more than 
Zoolander in disguise 

by Kelsey Abbruzrese 
Orient Staff 

It's rare that a comedian gets his 
big break as a walk-on running back 
for a Big Ten football team. 

The popular comedian Godfrey, 
who will perform tonight for the 
Parents Weekend crowd, displayed 
his first hints of comedic brilliance 
during a varsity football talent show, 
shortly after making the squad at the 
University of Illinois-Champaign. 
Impersonating coaches and team- 
mates, he got a rise out of his audi- 

"Godfrey has a long list of creden- 
tials, which include being featured on 
VH1, MTV, and NBC. We figured 
that made him both hip and appropri- 
ate," said Rob Reider '07, co-chair of 
the Campus Activities Board (CAB) 
Concerts and Comedy Committee. 

In addition to a recurring role on 
"Third Watch," Godfrey has also 
appeared on a number of Comedy 
Central specials. But he may be most 
well-known for his highly popular 
7Up commericials and his small role 
in "Zoolander," where he played 
Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) in dis- 

Currently, Godfrey is a regular at 
New York's comedy clubs, including 
the Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip, and 
the Boston Comedy Club. 

Deciding on entertainment for 
Parents Weekend can often prove to 
be a tough balancing act for the 
Campus Activities Board. 
Comedians, especially, have to be 
entertaining without being offensive. 


When: Today, 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Morrell Gym 

Admission: Free. Tickets ore available at 

the Smith Union Information Desk. 

CAB co-chair Megan MacClennan 
'07 illustrated the balance necessary 
with comedians. 

"They can appeal to a large range 
of people — parents, younger sib- 
lings, grandparents, and students 
here at Bowdoin," she said. "In 
booking someone for the event, how- 
ever, we strive to find a comedian 
that is clean and offers humor that is 
appealing to everyone." 

"A comedian is a good act for the 
Friday night of Parents Weekend 
because it's an event that both par- 
ents and students can go to in com- 
parison to a concert or a foam party," 
said Sarah Scott '07, the other CAB 
co-chair. "You wouldn't want your 
mom or dad dancing in a pit of 

Godfrey, a Chicago native whose ' 
parents came to the United States 
after fleeing the Nigerian-Biafran 
Civil War, fits the board's condition 
that a Parents Weekend comedian 
should be both appropriate and 

Scott stated that comedians are 
notified about the nature of the week- 
end before coming to campus and 
they understand who their audience 

Still, Emma Reilly '09, the other 
co-chair of the Concerts and Comedy 

Please see GODFREY, page 13 

Kelly Kerney '02 returns 
as acclaimed novelist 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Kelly Kerney '02 reads excerpts from her debut novel, "Born Again," 
on Wednesday in Moulton Union's Main Lounge. Kerney, who now 
lives in Virginia, returned to campus as part of a nationwide book tour. 

on Maine 
print art 

by Mallory Banks 

The largest collaborative art proj- 
ect in Maine to date, The Maine 
Print Project, reveals a long history 
of an art form that has not tradition- 
ally been a focus in galleries: print- 

Twenty-five institutions through- 
out the state, spanning from York to 
Presque Isle, have united for "The 
Maine Print Project: Celebrating 
200 Years of Printmaking in 
Maine." As a combination of exhi- 
bitions and education programs that 
will continue through March 2007, 
the project celebrates the rich histo- 
ry of printmaking in the state. 

In conjunction with the project, 
Alison Ferris, curator at the 
Bowdoin Museum, coordinated the 
publication of the history of print- 
making: "The Imprint of Place: 
Maine Printmaking, 1800-2005," 
by David P. Becker '70. The idea 
for the book grew out of discussions 
at project meetings about creating a 
congruent publication, and also due 
to the Bowdoin College Museum of 
Art's current renovation project and 
inability to hold an exhibition. 

While the project committee 
members initially considered creat- 

Please see PRINT, page 13 

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Sundae cherries flavor Sam Adams 

by Alex Weaver 

Samuii Adams' (hirry 
Wihai $8 15 for a six-pack at 
Uncle Tom's Market 

My now, wc all know that Uncle 
lom's is a little odd Among the fake 
arms, '80s sunglasses and 
tasteful magazines, I was 
starting to wonder if there 
was anything in there 
worthy of writing about. 
I tout get me wrong I 
like electrocuting my 
friends with fake pieces 
ol gum just as much as the 
next guy. Hut seriously, 
who chews Doublcmmt 
these days anyway? 

Hut good things happen 
to those who wait: I bring to you 
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Beer. 
Again, Uncle lorn had never had 
this one (shocker), but Sam Adams 
was telling me that it didn't matter 
this time. So, I picked up a six-pack 
o\' Cherry Wheat, hoping it would 
make for a satisfying beer and a pos- 
itive review. Like every week. I tast- 
ed my quarry with some of the 
greatest minds and mouths that 
Howdoin has to offer. What I got 
was the first truly mixed review of 
the year People either liked it or 
hated it, and it was fairly split down 
the room. 

Always up for beer that tastes like 
food, Eric Gutierrez '07 commented 
that Cherry Wheat finishes off "like 
eating the cherry at the bottom of a 
mixed drink." Conversely, often 
sweet but sometimes sour, Ted 
Upton '07 asserted that the cherry 
taste was far too "artificial" for his 
refined taste buds. Emma Coopcr- 
Mullm '07 writing her senior the- 
sis on the biochemical composition- 
al dualities between 
maraschino and natu- 
ral cherries drank 
three-fourths of the 
bottle before sliding it 
across the table to me 
and storming off to 
the library. Lastly, 
tough guy Ross Stern 
'07 noted while 
clutching his tender 
breast that "just one 
sip takes me back to cool summer 
mornings, frolicking in meadows, 
and my mom's homemade pics." ^ 
Mere's what you need to know: 
Cherry Wheat is a fruit ale that 
boasts a delectable wheat aroma 
with a subtle yet unmistakable cher- 
ry undertone. Its hue is a smoky 
amber, its body medium but still 
light. On the palate, Cherry Wheat 
hits with a mixture of carbonation 
and earthy wheat and finishes off 
smoothly with pure cherry delight. 
So what's not to love? 

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is great 
for those of you who like the fruity 


Teahouse discovers 
it's sweet to be local 

by Diana Heald 
Staff Writer 

While options abound in down- 
town Brunswick for a daily latte or 
red-eye coffee jolt, until this past 
week, getting a cup of 

good quality loose-leaf tea 
was difficult. Having it 
alongside a piping bowl of soup or 
a crispy panini was next to impos- 
sible. Luckily for Bowdoin's tea 
drinkers, however, Brunswick's 
brand new Sweet Leaves Teahouse 
opened September 30, just in time 
for Parents Weekend. 

Sweet Leaves' motto is "Tis a 
gift to be local," and the page-long 
food menu is chock full of New 
England ingredients, from the sim- 
ple salad with Sullivan Harbor 
smoked salmon to the cheese plate, 
which features Debbie Hahn's Petit 
Poulet from Phippsburg, Maine 
and York Hill Farms' Aged Natural 
Rind Goats Milk from New 

If you're hungry for lunch, 
choose from a selection of salads, 
panini, soups, and little plates. 
Both soups are excellent. The 
roasted eggplant soup is rich, com- 
plex and garlicky, while the red 
kuri squash soup is exceedingly 
smooth and creamy with the slight- 
est peppery bite — perfection. Not 
so for the farm chicken panini. Its 
cucumber, spinach, chicken, and 
sweet corn relish combination tast- 
ed a bit off. The bread was charred 
yet excessively soggy, and the 
pickled green beans served on the 
side were too tart and vinegary. 
The extra sharp Vermont cheddar 
panini was far better, served with 
green tomato apple chutney and a 
little cup of mulled apple cider for 


wich. The cranberry walnut scone 
was nothing out of the ordinary, 
but, served with a side of tangy 
lemon curd, it still hit the spot. 

It speaks to Sweet Leaves 
Teahouse's dedication to coffee's 
sister beverage that while 

the food menu is only a 
page long, there are four 
pages of teas to sample. They 
include a full range of black, 
green, and herbal varieties conve- 
niently served with a little old- 
fashioned hourglass so you can 
calculate the tea's strength. We had 
a pot of smoky Lapsang Souchong, 
the perfect complement to our salty 
soups and sandwiches, but milder 
teas are also on hand to take with 
desserts and scones. 

Service was exceedingly slow — 
but then again, it did just open. Our 
waitress was kind and apologetic, 
if a bit frazzled, and ultimately we 
forgave her for the fact that our 
sandwiches arrived at the table a 
good half hour after we saw them 
leave the kitchen. The preparation 
and delivery of our soups and 
sandwiches somewhat lacked 
finesse, but these flaws are likely 
to be sorted out with a few more 
days of practice. 

The bottom line is this: As long 
as you aren't in a hurry, try Sweet 
Leaves Teahouse for lunch or tea 
with your family this weekend, and 
don't forget to order a bowl of 
either of their delicious soups. Be 
patient with the servers and take 
the time to enjoy the simple pleas- 
ures of this dear little teahouse, 
which, with a bit of hard work and 
refinement, promises to become a 
Brunswick classic. 

Sweet Leaves Teahouse is locat- 
ed on 22 Pleasant Street 



beers (and fellas, don't kid your- 
selves, you enjoy the Blue Paw just 
as much as the next girl). Even for 
those of you who tend not to go in 
that direction (like myself), the occa- 
sional fruit beer can be a pleasant 
departure from the well-worn path. 
What is more, Cherry Wheat goes 
great with food (seriously, these 
Cheetos taste great right now). It 
even makes up half of the ingredi- 
ents for a drink called the 
"Chocolate Covered Cherry" — 
Ciuinness poured over Cherry Wheat 
(from the tap, of course)- which 1 
hear is fantastic. 

The only problem I have with 
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is that its 
cherry flavor reminds one of a 
maraschino cherry, sweetened in a 
jar instead of plucked from a tree. 
This gives the beer's signature flavor 
an overly sweet and artificial 
nature — think somewhere between 
Dimetapp and the top of an ice 
cream sundae. While I do enjoy a 
couple casual Cherry Wheat ales, 
any more than three and I'm wishing 
I'd had one less scoop. 

Suffice to say, Cherry Wheat — 
like every beer I review (except 
Bull Ice, which is coming next 
week) — is not the beer you should 
be breaking out the Solo cups for. 
But for those of you looking for 
something tasty and new, it is sure 
to offer a pleasant surprise. Besides, 
no matter how thick the leaves or 
chilly the breeze, the cherry tree is 
always right down the road. 

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Hannah Harwood '08 & Ryan Dunlavey '07 

What's the best album ever 

RD: J.J. Cale, "Naturally." 

HH: Bob Dylan, "Nashville 

Who is the greatest living 

RD: Mike Gordon. 

HH: Ani DiFranco. 

What is the best show you 've 
ever seen live? 

RD: Phish in Albany, 
December 2003. 

HH: Leo Kottke in South 
Portland, March 2006. 

What is the first album you 
ever bought? 

RD: "Live in Europe" by 
Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

HH: "The End of Summer" by 
Dar Williams. 

What's your musical guilty 

RD: Dar Williams. 

HH: The Police. 

If you were dictator of a small 
country, what would be your 
national anthem? 

RD: "Dancin' in the Streets," as 
performed by the Grateful Dead. 

HH: "Boogie On Reggae 
Woman," Phish. 

If you were onstage with a mic 
in front of thousands of scream- 
ing fans, what would you say? 

RD: I would tell a reeeally long 

HH: "Dance your pants off!" 

Dunlavey and Harwood 's show, 
"Yellow Fever, " airs on Tuesdays 
from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on 
WBOR91.1 FM. 

Kearney channels Coldplay, Streets 

by Sara Tennyson 
Staff Writer 

Two weeks ago, the residents of 
Brunswick H put down their 
Thursday night glasses of Carlo 
Rossi and watched with 

bated breath as Izzie 
Stevens finally picked her- 
self off the bathroom floor. What 
caught their attention, perhaps 
even more than the Emmy-worthy 
performances of Katherine Heigl 
and Ellen Pompeo in the episode's 
final minutes, was the music play- 
ing behind the drama onscreen. 

Renowed for its soundtrack, 
"Grey's Anatomy" has clued its 

viewers into hip, 

artists such as 
Joe Purdy, Tegan 
and Sara, and 
Psapp. The end 
of this season's 
premiere intro- 
duced the show's 
legions of fans to 
"All I Need" 
from Mat 

Kearney's latest 
album "Nothing 
Left To Lose," 
the newest CD in 
rotation in the H 
sound system. 

"Nothing Left 

to Lose" is . 

Kearney's second 
album since 2004, and its fusion of 
folk, hip-hop, and acoustic rock 
has slowly been earning him media 
attention since its release in April. 

His music, exploring themes of 
love, loss, and change, is sincere 
and personal. The album's title 
track exemplifies his honest, hope- 
ful lyrics: "Something's in the air 
tonight/The sky's alive with a 
burning light/You can mark my 
words something's about to 


break/ And I found myself in a bit- 
ter fight/While I've held your hand 
through the darkest night/Don't 
know where you're coming from 
but you're coming soon/To a kid 
from Oregon by way of 
California/All of this is 


[Kearney's] "All I 
Need" and "Nothing 
Left to Lose" provide 
the inspirational 
Patrick Dempsey oper- 
power ballads sung in 
a voice eerily identical 
to that of Coldplay 1 s 
Chris Martin. 

more than I've 
known or seen." 
Kearney's inspiring lyrics 
hearken back vaguely to his past 
as a Christian rocker, which he 
became when he relocated to 
Nashville after college. Combined 
with his unique style, the lyrics 
produce a refreshing sound that 
can be likened to everything from 
Coldplay to U2 to the Counting 

Crows to Snow 

Patrol to an 
early John 


A creative 
edge shines on 
songs such as 
"Girl America," 
and "In the 
Middle," as 
Kearney mixes 
acoustic guitar, 
piano, and spo- 
ken lyrics in the 
same vein as The 
Streets' "Dry 
Your Eyes." 
"All I Need" 

and "Nothing 

Left to Lose" pro- 
vide the inspirational Patrick 
Dempsey operating-room-scene- 
worthy power ballads sung in a 
voice eerily similar to that of 
Coldplay 's Chris Martin. 

In a recent interview about the 
album, Kearney said, "My artistic 
goal was to write something that's 
100 percent real and true to me and 
to this world. I tried to touch on 
truths that really connect with peo- 
ple from every avenue of life. 

•j'.i L 1 I I I t > J 

Ultimately, when you write from a 
vantage point of faith, humility and 
openness to the world around you, 
people have to respond because 
those same truths are instilled in 
them. Honestly, I don't have any 
agenda other than being sincere, 
real, and passionate about these 
songs and the music I make." 

Kearney achieves just that with 
this album. His lyrics are believ- 
able, and his harmonies are catchy 
without losing their indie edge. 
"Nothing Left to Lose" is a multi- 
faceted, mellow, and authentic mix 
of songs that is sure to catch the 
attention of a wide audience. 

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Bowdoin alum, Maine Print Project illustrate 
printmaking tradition in The Imprint of Place' 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Students make their own contributions to the Maine printmaking tradition, on display in the Visual Arts Center. 
"The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005" by David Becker '70 chronicles 200 years of Maine prints. 

PRINT, from page 11 

ing an exhibition catalog, the cata- 
log would have been a challenge 
with the large number of institu- 
tions involved. A book offered more 
possibility in revealing a broader 

A prominent 

scholar in the 
field who also 
has "been in 
Maine for 
years," as Ferris 
noted, Becker 
was the first 
choice to author 
the book. Becker 
traveled around 
the state meeting 
curators and 
artists, looking 
at print collec- 
tions, and select- 
ing images. 
While he only 
had a short nine 
months to com- 
plete the book, 
Becker's efforts 
culminated in a 
rich and beauti- 
ful collection of 

prints, artists, 
techniques, and history. In fact, it is 
the first publication to provide an 
extensive chronological history of 
printmaking in Maine. 

"The Imprint of Place" is an 

While he only had a 
short nine months to 
complete the book, 
Becker's efforts culmi- 
nated in a rich and 
beautiful collection of 
prints, artists, tech- 
niques, and history. In 
fact, it is the first pub- 
lication to provide an 
extensive chronological 
History of printmaking 
in Maine. 

important addition to the Maine 
Print Project, as it provides an 
overview and a unifying thread to 
the variety of focuses of the 
exhibits. Each institution chose its 
own focus about printmaking — a 
particular artist or period in history, 
for example. Becker 
provides a new 
window through 
which to explore 
the culture of 
Maine. . 

Bruce Brown, 
project chair and 
curator at the 
Center for Maine 
Art, writes in the 
foreword that the 
book celebrates 
"an art form [that 
has been] seldom 
highlighted by 
galleries and 
museums through 
the years." 

"The Imprint of 

Place" also marks 

this important 

moment in Maine 

art, serving as a 

"record that these 

institutions worked 

together," Ferris said, and "a cele-/ 

bration of their commitment." 

More information about the 
Maine Print Project is available at 

Smith writes of cruel, 
vulnerable 'Beauty' 

by Frances Milliken 
Staff Writer 

Zadic Smith writes with a raw 
ferocity about the modern day 
clash of cultures and ideals in her 
first novel. "White Teeth. 

The overlap between the 
worlds is filled with tension 
and convolutions of common 
denominators. In her most recent, 
novel, "On Beauty." Smith does 
not shy from friction. However, her 
characters arc somewhat less 
extreme representations of their 
subjects, a bit less abrasive and 
grounded in literature in a manner 
that is more familiar. 

Howard Belsey and Monty 
Kipps are both professors of art 
history, though the latter is quan- 
tifiably more successful. The two 
are rivals, and their bickering is 
part of the drama that plays in 
Wellington, the site of the fictional 
liberal arts university outside 
Boston where Howard and his fam- 
ily live. 

These men and their ideals occu- 
py opposite ends of the spectrum. 
Ideologically, they diverge in their 
views on affirmative action and 
homosexuality, but they are unified 
by their scholastic study of 
Rembrandt and connected by the 
web of interactions that is spun 
between their families. 

It is often difficult to like more 
than one or two of the characters 
for an extended period of time in 
Smith's books. That is not to say 
that she writes about characters 
who are particularly reprehensible 
and crass. Rather, it is the oppo- 
site: They are fallible and most of 
the time they are working furious- 
ly for themselves. Smith does not 
spend time flattering her charac- 
ters; she often presents each pro- 


tagonist in a light that is harsh, 
pitiable, and usually incredibly 

Smith is a master of the melting 
pot. She gathers characters of vari- 
ous races, various socioeconomic 
and educational back- 

Masque and Gown's production of 'Proof not just for mathematicians 

grounds, religious views, 
politics, and beauty, throws 
them together, and spins tales of 
identity, crisis, and betrayal. 

The combination is frantic in 
"White Teeth." but here it is easy 
to situate one's self among the 
affairs, the professors, and the chil- 

An interesting clement of Smith's 
novel is its layout. The reader is not 
taken through the story day by day. 
Smith omits months at a time in the 
lives of the protagonists. The reader 
feels like she is dropping in casually 
on a friend (the narrator) who is sit- 
ting as an observer just beyond the 
drama and who only has the time to 
relate the events of utmost impor- 
tance that have occurred. This quali- 
ty does not make it a gossipy novel, 
since the characters are thoughtful, 
but it is the drama, the betrayals, and 
the appeals for love that fuel the life 
of the book. 

Beauty manifests itself in a num- 
ber of different forms in this novel. 
Victoria is breathtaking and know- 
ingly beautiful, Levi is beautiful in 
his oblivious physical comport- 
ment, and Carl is beautiful in his 
talent. There are other characters 
whose beauty lies in their intel- 
lects, and those who create beauty 
with their love, those whose beau- 
ty is sexual and those who seem to 
have no beauty to them at all. 

What Smith's characters illustrate, 
with their moods and their foibles, is 
that beauty is cruel, isolating, self- 
absorbed, vulnerable, and unbeliev- 
ably mundane. 

PROOF, from page 11 

stature ironically make him a 
believable professor, although his 
spastic performance seems at times 
incongruous with the more 
restrained actions of the other 

Gascoigne was committed to 
incorporating his actors' ideas into 
this character-driven play 
Gascoigne, ■ who became familiar 
with the pla\ after seeing it in high 
school, deliberately avoided seeing 
the 2005 John Madden-direeted 
film of the same name. 

Instead, he allowed his actors to 
contribute their own ideas about 
their characters. Hon enjoyed 
Gascoigne's collaborative style, 
saying that the director "likes to 
hear suggestions" and "basically 
pushes us to find our own interpre- 

The mathematical themes do not 
dominate "Proof" in such a waj 
that it could lose certain members 

of the audience. Lighting designer 
Suzie Kimport '09, who is consider- 
ing majoring in math, claimed that 
the show's theme did not impact her 
decision to become part of the crew. 

"The premise is math," Kimport 
stated, "but [the play] has little to do 
with it." 

Echoing this statement, Gascoigne 
feels that "Proof deals with mathe- 
matical ideas, but bringing these 
themes to the theater "spans a lot of 
disciplines, much like a liberal arts 
education at Bowdoin." 

The show's excellent actors and 
compelling ideas about humanity, 
insanity, and genius should appeal 
to everyone, from the first years 
who placed out of the introductory 
math courses to the students who 
ignore the plea on the math depart- 
ment T-shirts, "Hey wait, come 

Don't miss Masque and Gown's 
production of "Proof" at X p.m. on 
October 5, 6, and 7 . in Memorial 
Hall. Wish I heater You miuht learn 

something about the humanity 
behind the play's self-described "rag- 
ing geeks," who "can dress them- 
selves and hold down a job at a 
major university." 


Godfrey on campus to entertain students, families 

GODFREY, from paw 11 

Committee, believed that the board 
doesn't have to sacrifice humor to 
keep the content appropriate. 

"Godfrey is definitely a name that 
is recognized and hopefully will 
attract attention," she said. "We were 
hoping to bring in someone that was 
going to be appropriate for parents 

and students and. most importantly, 

II Godfrey doesn't abide by the 
boards recommendation to keep it 
clean, Scott is looking on the bright 

"Well, then it will give the stu- 
dents and their parents something to 
talk about," she said. "It's really 
about the bonding experience." 

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Amherst slips away from football team 

Chase Cicchctti for The Bowdoin Orient 
The Bowdoin defense lines up to stop Amherst in Saturday's 20-7 loss to the Jeffs. The 0-2 Polar Bears will play host to Tufts on Saturday at 1 p.m. 

by Joel Samen 
Staff Writer 

The football team dropped its sec- 
ond straight game to start off the sea- 
son, losing 20-7 at home against 
Amherst College on Saturday. 

The game was much closer than 
the score might suggest. The Bears 
trailed by only three points entering 
the fourth quarter and the game 
stayed tight until the final minutes. 
Bowdoin showed marked improve- 
ment after being shut out in its season 
opener at Williams. 

Amherst opened the game by driv- 
ing for a 20-yard field goal, but the 
Polar Bears fought back quickly with 
a touchdown to give them their first 
score of the young season. The 62- 
yard drive, which included a fourth- 
and-one conversion, was capped off 
by a 25-yard run by Tim Kelleher 

But the Jeffs answered back on a 
three-yard touchdown run by Aaron 

The two teams then exchanged 
drives without putting any points on 
the board until the fourth quarter. The 
Polar Bears had an opportunity to tie 
the game in the third, but Zach 
Hammond '07 was unable to put a 
29-yard field goal through the 
uprights, missing wide right. 

Bowdoin captain Brendan Murphy 
'07 injected some excitement into the 
crowd with a fourth-quarter intercep- 
tion, but the offense was only able to 
gain 14 yards and was forced to punt 
the ball away. 

The Jeffs split the uprights for 
three in in the fourth, but down by 
only six points, the Bears were well 
within striking distance. 

Please see FOOTBALL, page 15 

F. hockey 
wins two 

by Emileigh Mercer 

The field hockey team fought its 
way back to the top tier of the 
NESCAC standings with two home 
league wins over the weekend, one 
against Amherst and the other versus 

The team parents were heard com- 
plaining of added gray hairs due to 
the fact that Bowdoin won both 
games coming from behind. 

In Saturday's game, the Lord Jeffs 
scored In the first half despite pres- 
sure early on from Bowdoin. 
Amherst scored again in the second 
half, but the Polar Bears refused to 
lay down. 

After many futile attempts, the 
offense was finally able to produce 
with about nine minutes left when 
captain Burgess LcPage '07 connect- 
ed with Julia King '09 on a comer. 
Another comer provided the tying 
goal when junior Hillary Hoffman 
tipped in another shot from King. 

The whole team offensive effort 
played a huge role in today's game. 
We scored off of two comers which 
was crucial to the win," said sopho- 

Piease see FIELD HOCKEY, page 16 

XC dominates at Maine-Farmington 

Women claim top 
three spots in 5k 

McKenna '07 
stars for men 

by Ross Jacobs 


Mud. muck, and hills couldn't 
stop men's cross-country captain 
Owen McKenna '07 from claim- 
ing the three things he came to the 
University of Maine-Farmington 
Invitational for — a course record, 
a Polar Bear victory, and pie. 

"The tight turns and terrain pre- 
vented me from finding a nice 
rhythm because I had to slow 
down so many times. I just had to 
keep pushing through the hills 
and not lose steam in the middle 
miles," said McKenna, whose 
27:08 mark for the five-mile race 
set a course record. 

The UMF meet featured six 
Maine schools and gave Bowdoin 
a chance to showcase the team's 
depth. Coach Peter Slovenski 
kept most of the top seven runners 
out of the race, yet Bowdoin was 
able to claim a convincing 23-65 
victory over second place St. 

After UMF's Drew Croteau, 
first-years Colman Hatton and 

Ross Jacobs crossed the finish 
line in third (29:02) and fourth 
(29:09), respectively. First-year 
Elliot Kilham and sophomore Jay 
McCormick also finished in the 
top 10 in the 50-runner field. 

Hatton and McCormack agreed 
it was tough to find a rhythm on 
the course. Hatton recalled "final- 
ly finding his rhythm after for the 
last mile." 

Among the successes of the day 
were the debuts of first-years 
Cameron Swirka and Matt 
Rodrigs, who finished Uth and 
24th, respectively, and Michael 
Julian '09, who claimed 22nd 
while lopping an impressive three 
and one-half minutes off his time 
from this meet last year. 

McKenna 's third wish was ful- 
filled when after receiving indi- 
vidual awards, Bowdoin received 
the winner's blueberry pie, a 
trademark of the UMF invite. 

The Polar Bear men take their 
momentum to the Boston area this 
weekend where they will compete 
full force at the Open New 

by Lindsey Schickner 

It was a cool, sunny day. The 
cross-country course in Farmington, 
Maine was complete with an apple 
orchard, mud, and plenty of hills. 

It was there that Bowdoin 
claimed the top three spots in the 
University of Maine-Farmington 
Invitational 5k run with junior 
Laura Onderko winning the race 
and setting a new course record of 
20:34. 16. Senior Jamie Knight ran a 
strong and confident race to claim 
second place at 20:49.20, while jun- 
ior Courtney Eustace came in third 
at 20:56.10. 

Junior Sarah Podmaniczky and 
sophomore Annie Monjar came in at 
seventh and eighth place in the race, 
respectively. Senior Livy Lewis 
came in ninth and sophomore 
Lindsey Schickner came in Uth. 

Junior Liz Onderko and first- 
years Taylor McCormack, Kristina 
Dahmann, Claudia Hartley, and 
Stephanie Schmiege each cracked 
the top 50 in respective order. 

Coach Peter Slovenski comment- 

ed on the team's performance. 

"This was a good race for our 
team to run in the front and open 
up," he said. "I was particularly 
impressed with the way in which 
Jamie Knight pushed the pace in the 
second mile. The best teams push 
the pace in the middle of the race, 
and we'll have to be ready to do that 
at the state meet and the New 

The Bowdoin women came in 
first with a total of 21 points, while 
the second-place team followed 
with 63 points. 

At the end of the meet, the 
women were rewarded with a deli- 
cious victor's blueberry pie that 
they devoured in seconds. 

Next weekend, the Bowdoin 
women look forward to a meet at 
the Open New England's at 
Franklin Park in Boston. Bowdoin 
did n6t go to the Open New 
England's last year, and Slovenski 
hopes that the intense competition 
of the meet at this point in the sea- 
son will help during the more 
competitive meets at the end of the 





The Polar Bears suffered 

two disappointing losses: 

the first to Amherst, the 

second to Middlehury 

by Bridget Keating 

The Bowdoin Women's Soccer 
Team kicked off a doubleheader 
weekend with a hard-fought 4-0 
loss to NESCAC foe Amherst 
College on Saturday. The Polar 
Bears and the Lord Jeffs fought 
evenly for the first period of play 
and entered the halftime intermis- 
sion tied up at 0-0. 

Despite the first-half effort, the 
floodgates opened upon Bowdoin 
six minutes into the second stanza 
when Amherst's Amy Armstrong 
scored off a Katie Coffey feed. The 
Jeffs wasted no time securing their 
lead, as Meg Murphy notched a 
second tally off a corner kick three 
minutes later. Amherst would 
break through Bowdoin's defense 
two more times before the final 

The Polar Bear offense ended 
the game with nine on-goal efforts, 
while net-minder Kat Popoff '08 
snagged ten saves. Popoff leads 
conference keepers with an aver- 
age of 8.75 saves per game. 

The Bears were forced to move 
swiftly past Saturday's match as 
they faced another conference 
rival, Middlebury College, on 
Sunday. The two squads battled for 
a full 90 minutes of regulation 
before a 0-0 scoreboard sent the 
teams into overtime. 

Football to 
play Tufts 

FOOTBALL, from page 14 

With just over five minutes left in 
the game, Amherst mounted the 
charge that would break Bowdoin's 
comeback hopes. After a big stop on 
third down inside the Bears' red 
zone, Amherst went for the first 
down on fourth and one, barely 
breaking through for another set of 
downs. Rauh put the final nail in the 
coffin with a two-yard run for a 

Bowdoin only managed 12 first 
downs, compared to Amherst's 23. 
However, the Polar Bears were able 
to move the chains when they needed 
to, such as during the long touch- 
down drive and the 51 -yard posses- 
sion that ended in the missed field 
goal. By converting a few more 
opportunities, the Bears could have 
reversed the game's outcome. 

Sophomore Ian Merry led 
Bowdoin's receiving corps with 83 
yards, including a pair of spectacular 
grabs. Jeff Smith '08 rushed for 54 
yards while Kelleher totaled 45 yards 
on the ground. Quarterback Tom 
Duffy '07 completed 13 of 31 for 143 
yards through the air. Senior captain 
John Regan led all players with 12 
total tackles, seven of which were 

This weekend, the Tufts Jumbos 
(2-0) visit Brunswick to battle the 
Polar Bears. They are coining off a 
21-12 win against Bates, in which 
quarterback Matt Russo connected 
with wide receiver David Halas for 
two touchdowns. Last season, 
Bowdoin visited Tufts during week 
three and came away with 10-8 win. 

Eleanor West for The Bowdoin Orient 
The women's soccer team lost to Amherst 4-0 on Saturday. Sunday, the Bears lost to Middlebury 1-0 in overtime. 

But when a lofted ball floated 
into Bowdoin's 18-meter box with 
less than two minutes remaining in 
extended time, a swarm of Polar 
Bear defenders and Amherst 
attackers battled for possession. 
The officials called a foul on 

Bowdoin for an illegal tackle, and 
Middlebury was awarded a penalty 
kick. Amherst's Lindsay Walker 
sealed the Bears' fate with a suc- 
cessful shot to end the match 1-0. 
From the sidelines, veteran ball 
boy Greg McConnell '07 saw 

promise in the evenly-played 

"This team is as good as any 
team I have seen," he said. "We 
just couldn't catch a break. 
Annskie [Ann Zeigler '08] hit the 
post and then in overtime a close 

call went in Middlebury's favor. 
The game could have gone either 
way." i 

As this weekend marked the 
halfway point for Bowdoin's regu- 
lar season, now is a natural time 
for reflection on past performances 
and the competition that lies 

"The past couple of weeks have 
been tough, but I think it has also 
brought us together as a team," 
senior captain Ivy Blackmore said. 
"We are learning how to cope with, 
the losses, learning from our mis- 
takes, and supporting each other." 

With a full week of practice 
ahead, the Polar Bears are looking 
to prepare themselves both mental- 
ly and physically for the remaining 
half of the season and this week- 
end's match. 

"The focus of this week is going 
to be on keeping up the intensity in 
practice and really pushing each 
other to improve individual skills," 
said Blackmore. "We just have to 
take each game one at a time and 
I'm confident that if we bring the 
intensity and composure that I 
know we are capable of we will be 

On Saturday Bowdoin will face 
Tufts for yet another NESCAC 
weekend showdown. The Bears 
enter the contest 2-4-2 {X-1A 
NESCAC) while the Jumbos post a 
2-2-3 (1-1-2 NESCAC) record. 

Senior captain Kate Donoghue is 
optimistic about this weekend's 

"The women's soccer team is on 
the rise," she said*. "The month of 
October should bring us a lot of 

First years propel volleyball to victory 

by Kate Walsh 

Staff Writer 

For the second time this year, the 
women's volleyball team beat the 
Colby Mules, winning their eighth 
straight match and improving their 
record to 12-3 on Wednesday in 

"It was awesome to win an 
important match against our 
NESCAC rival," said captain Julie 
Calareso '07. "I think this victory 
shows the maturity of our team and 
how we are coming together. We are 
on track to meet all of our team 
goals and have a winning season." 

The Polar Bears won the first set 
30-20, but Colby came back to win 
the second game 30-23. 

After dropping the second set, the 
Polar Bears regrouped to take the 
third set 30-21, and then carried 
over the momentum to win the 
match in a convincing fashion, 
beating the Mules 30-13 in the 
fourth and final set. 

Many members of the team had 
strong performances, showing the 
strength and depth of the Polar 
Bears. Leading the team in kills 
were Amanda Leahy '08 and Skye 
Lawrence '10, both posting nine 
kills, with seniors Erin Prifogle and 
Wendy Mayer both contributing 
seven kills. 

On the defensive end, Erica 
Michel '07 recorded 19 digs, and 
Jess Liu '08 tallied 14. First-year 
Jenna Diggs also had a strong game, 
posting 29 assists and 10 digs. 

The women's volleyball team had 
an outstanding weekend as well, 
winning all of their four matches at 
the Bates Invitational on Friday and 

The Polar Bears began the invita- 
tional with a convincing sweep of 
the USM Huskies in their first 
match, winning 30-12, 30-17, 30-9. 
Middle hitter Leahy led the team 
with 12 kills. 

After defeating the Huskies, the 
Polar Bears faced UMass- 
Dartmouth. The Polar Bears then 
recorded their second sweep of the 
day, beating the Corsairs 30-20, 30- 
17, 30-28. Diggs and Prifogle had 
strong games for the Polar Bears, 
with Diggs tallying 20 assists and 
14 digs, and Prifogle notching 14 

On Saturday the Bears faced 
Worcester State and swept their 
opponent yet again. The Polar Bears 
defeated Worcester State 30-18, 30- 
14, 30-13, and moved on to the 
championship game against Bates. 
Leahy was the statistical leader 
against Worcester State, posting 10 

The Polar Bears had a challeng- 
ing match against Bates for the 
finals of the Bates Invitational, as 
the two teams pushed the match to 
five sets. Bates took the first set 30- 
25, but the Polar Bears rallied back 
in the second, winning 30-18. Bates 
then came back to win the third set 

Facing elimination, the Polar 
Bears pulled together to take the 
next two sets, winning the fourth set 
30-24 and then taking a command- 
ing victory in the fifth and final set 
with a 1 5-5 victory 

Leading the Polar Bears on the 
scoresheet were Prifogle with 16 
kills and 8 blocks, Diggs, who post- 
ed 30 assists, 24 digs, and 10 kills, 
and Lawrence, who tallied 10 kills 
and 12 digs. 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Junior Jess Liu serves in Wednesday's win against Colby in Brunswick. 

This week the Polar Bears will 
participate in the Midcoast Classic, 
where they will face opponents 
such as Cal State East Bay and the 

University of Dallas, and on 
Wednesday night they will travel to 
Lewiston to once more take on 
NESCAC opponent Bates. 





Men kick back 
Jeffs, Panthers 

by Eren Munir 
Staff Writer 

The Bowdoin Men's Soccer Team 
dismantled two of the NESCAC'l 

premier teams this past weekend in 
Brunswick. The two victories vault- 
ed Bowdoin back into 1 3th place in 
the most recent Division III men's 
soccer poll. The guys also managed 
to extend their modest winning 
streak to three games. 

The opening match of the week- 
end was an epic defensive battle 
against Amherst right up to the final 
whistle. Nick Figueiredo '08 was 
able to break the 0-0 deadlock in the 
60th minute by slotting home a Wolf 
Grueber '08 cross that was knocked 
in by first-year Hugh Fleming. 

Before and after this short burst 
of offense, Bowdoin settled in and 
let the back five show the extent of 
their talent. The key to this win was 
the sense of confidence that all 
eleven players exuded on the field. 
They all refused to panic, 
Figueiredo explained 

"What set us apart from them was 
that we were able to hold onto the 
game when it wasn't going our 
• way," he said. 

The next day featured an equally 
gripping and tense match-up against 
an always strong Middlebury side. 
The game, a 2-0 victory for 
Bowdoin, improved the team's 
record to 6-1 (4-1 NESCAC) and 
allowed the Polar Bears to savor the 
taste of redemption after last year's 

In 2005 Bowdoin traveled to 
Panthers territory and got "bullied" 
in a 3-0 loss, according to 
Figueiredo. The Polar Bears did 
their best to ensure that no such 
antagonism would take place again 
this season. 

The Bears used a 20-yard strike 
from Simon Parsons '07 to go up a 
goal and never looked back from 
there. Parsons received a pass from 
Figueiredo and lofted the ball over 
the head of the poorly positioned 
Tufts net-minder in the 38th minute. 
Bowdoin relied on the play of its 
very tough and determined back 
four as well as goalkeeper Nathan 
Lovitz '08 to secure the win. In this 
regard, it is only fitting that captain 

Brendan Egan '08, a defender, put 
an end to the affair by running 
coast-to-coast and scoring on an 
empty net with less than a minute 
remaining on the clock. 

Goalie Lovitz was especially 
valuable last weekend. He produced 
back-to-back shutouts, saving a 
whopping total of 1 3 shots over the 
two-day span. The consecutive 
clean sheets added to his season 
tally of four and lowered his 
NESCAC-leading save percentage 
to an impressive .897 after seven 
games. Fie has also managed to go 
perfect over his last 216 minutes and 
17 seconds in goal, which is the 
equivalent to more than six halves 
of soccer. His stellar performances 
earned Lovitz NESCAC Player of 
the Week honors. 

"The defending starts with the 
forwards and everyone has been 
doing a great job this season," 
Lovitz said. "I must say that they 
deserve most of the credit. I just 
happen to be the keeper so it makes 
me look good." 

Bowdoin will try to continue its 
winning streak this weekend against 
Tufts on Saturday. The game will be 
played at Farley and the starting 
time is 12 p.m. 

Elizabeth Jones for The Bowdoin Orient 
The women's rugby team defeated University of Maine-Farmington 37-12 in the Polar Bears' home opener. 

Women's rugby mauls UMF 

by Clara Cantor 


Women's rugby cruised to a 37-12 
win over University of Maine- 
Farmington in its first home game of 
the season on Saturday. 

Captain Margaret Griffith '07 led 
the pack, aggressively controlling the 
ball along with co-captain Maragaret 
"Munny" Munford '07, who scored 
three tries and added two conver- 
sions and a penalty kick, totaling 22 

points. Helaina Roman '09, (Crystal 
Barker '08, and Maria Koenigs '09 
also scored tries for Bowdoin. 

The game was the epitome of 
"good, clean, fun," said rugger Emily 
Skinner '08. 

"It was a really fun match to play 
in," added Naomi Kordak '07. 

The Killer B's (Bowdoin 's B-side) 
were also victorious with a 2S-0 
shutout win over the Beavers. 

Hannah Wadsworth '09 rallied to 
play another 40 minutes, and was 

instrumental in forward play along 
with Z-Z Cowen '08 and Lizbeth 
Lopez '09. Wadsworth scored a try, 
joined by Emily Randall '10, Kayla 
Baker '09, Elise Selinger '10, and 
Miriam Sopin-Vilme '07. 

"The game was amazing," said 
Sopin-Vilme, "and the rookies were 
playing really well. We were shoot- 
ing boots all over the place." 

The Bears, now 1-1 in the 
NERFU, will play host to rival Bates 
this Saturday at 10 a.m. 

Sailing takes first at Penobscot, Sloop Invite 

by Kelly Rula 

Bowdoin sailing earned first-place 
finishes last weekend at the 
Penobscot Bay Open, a varsity 
dinghy event, and the Sloop Invite, 
hosted by the Maine Maritime 

A-Division skipper Mark Dinneen 
"08 and crew Kelly Pitts 08 domi- 
nated the competition at the PBO, 
earning first place in their division 
and qualifying for the Hoyt Regatta 
in two weeks. Held at Brown, the 
Hoyt Regatta gives top sailing teams 
a chance to qualify for the Atlantic 
Coast Championships, the largest 
collegiate sailing event of the fall 

At the PBO, competition between 
Bowdoin, the University of 

Vermont, and the University of 
Rhode Island was especially tight. 

Dinneen attributed their success to 
"utter domination of the 420: speed, 
boat-handling, and point." 

In the B division, seniors Simon 
Bolmgren and Kelly Rula improved 
considerably from Saturday to 
Sunday, and earned a fourth-place 
finish in the B-division. 

The Sloop team, comprised of 
skipper Rob Parrish '08, Stuart 
MacNeil '08 on the bow, Sean 
Sullivan '08 working the jib trim, 
and Tom Charpentier '10 adjusting 
the main sheet trim, won all five 
races on Saturday and performed 
well enough on Sunday to capture 
first place. 

Durings its wins on Saturday the 
team "stayed patient in the light 
wind and communicated to each 

other about wind variations and 
maneuvers," Parrish said. 

Although Maine Maritime gained 
points on Sunday as the breeze 
picked up, MacNeil claimed he 
"flew the chute like nobody had ever 
flown a spinnaker chute before," and 
as a result maintained the lead over 
the fleet. 

Other Bowdoin sailors were dis- 
patched to Boston last weekend for a 
variety of other regattas, including 

the Metros Series at BC, the Team 
Race Trophy at BC, and the Smith 
Trophy at MIT. Both the Smith and 
Metro sailors finished mid-fleet or 
below. The team racing group of 
sophomores sailed well, but lost a 
close finish to Tufts in the final leg 
of the race to finish fourth out of five 

The sailing team will hold the 
Casco Bay Open Saturday and 
Sunday at Bethel Point. 

Field hockey takes two in close games 

FIELD HOCKEY, from page 14 

njore forward Lindsay McNamara. 

McNamara fired the decisive shot 
in overtime that LePage knocked in 
to make sure it crossed the line for 
the 3-2 win. 

"Coming off a perfect regular sea- 
son last year, I was a bit nervous 
about how this year's team would 
deal with situations when we had to 
play down a goal," said LePage. 
Th is weekend in our Amherst game, 
our two defensive breakdowns led to 
goals. We had to stay calm and col- 
lected, confident that the next goal 
would be ours. 1 was really 
impressed with the perseverance of 
every player on the field and the 
strength with which we fought back. 
Losing was never an option." 

On Sunday, the Polar Bears faced 
off against Middlebury in a battle of 
two nationally-ranked teams. 
* The difference from the Amherst 
game to the Middlebury game was 
astonishing," junior defender Val 
Young said. "By the second game on 




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the weekend we came out and con- 
trolled the game. We played with 
determination and urgency that was 
evident not only in the key timing of 
our goals, but also in the percentage 
of time that we had control of the 
game. On Sunday we played our 
game, setting the pace, and we com- 
pletely took Middlebury out of their 

Middlebury scored the first goal, 
and the score was 1-0 at the half. 
Bowdoin answered back though, 
with a goal by LePage, assisted by 
sophomore forward Maddie 

For her efforts and offensive pro- 
duction in both the Amherst and 
Middlebury games, LePage received 
the honor of NESCAC player of the 

The go-ahead goal was scored by 
Hillary Hoffman off of a corner, but 
minutes later Middlebury tied die 
game at two apiece. 

Still, Bowdoin was not fazed. 
Senior Kate Leonard made a number 
of game-saving stops, including a 

diving save that gave Bowdoin the 
energy to take the ball back down the 
field. McNamara then scored the 
game winner goal with just 1:35 left 
on the clock, lifting Bowdoin to a 3- 
2 victory over the Panthers. 

Senior captain Susan Morris 
reflected on the weekend. 

"Our goal was to come out of this 
weekend 2-0 and we did just that," 
she said. "For the second season in a 
row, I think the Middlebury game 
was a pivotal and crucial success for 
our team. We have set the bar high 
and need to continue to keep work- 
ing hard in practice so that each day 
we are a little bit better." 

Even with the wins tucked away, 
the Bears know they will need to 
keep up the momentum from previ- 
ous games when they face a strong 
Tufts team over Parents Weekend, as 
the Jumbos visit Brunswick on 
Saturday. The field hockey team 
must also prepare for a visit to 
Connecticut College on Wednesday, 
October 1 1, to challenge the 4-4 (1-3 
NESCAC) Camels. 


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It's playoff time: 
Divisional calls 

by Chris Adams-Wall 

Ahhh, yes. It's officially the most 
wonderful time of the year: A time 
when a crispness serenades us wher- 

SPORTS ever we ste P ; a t " ne 

when we are sur- 

LUMMtNIAKY r0 unded by its cool, 
brisk voice; a time when all of these 
seasonal wonders combine with foot- 
ball and baseball to produce the most 
soothing amalgamation known to 

Obviously I'm talking about FOX 
Sports' lead commentator Joe Buck. 
What did you think I was describing, 

Buck, entering his 11th season 
behind the mic, made his much antic- 
ipated yet unexpected return to the 
booth Tuesday night in the Bronx for 
Game 1 of the ALDS between the 
Detroit Tigers and the New York 
Yankees. His appearance was sur- 
prising only because over the last 
few years, Buck has opted out of 
calling the first round of the postsea- 
son with football taking up most of 
his time, and much to the chagrin of 
his fans, has previously handed the 
torch to a cheap imitation like the 
unbearable Thorn Brennaman or the 
squirmy Josh Lewin. Thank you, Joe 
Buck, for taking one for the team this 
time around, and sacrificing your 
own schedule to bring us that bold, 
Mr. Baseball, velvet-mixed-with- 
peanut-butter-esque voice that has 
everyone touching their throats, 
while simultaneously imitating your 
famous call, "Swing and a miss." But 
now, without further ado, I give you 
this year's first-round prognoses. 
New York Yankees vs. 
Detroit Tigers 

The Yankees have perhaps the most 
potent lineup Major League Baseball 
has ever seen. You all know the 
names, but just to re-emphasize its 
strength, second baseman Robinson 
"third in the AL in batting average 
(.342)" Cano is batting ninth. And 
New York's pitching, as unpredictable 
as it is, will be good enough to hold 
the impatient, free-swinging Tigers in 
check, who, besides catcher Pudge 
Rodriguez and manager Jimmy 
Leyland, have limited to no playoff 
experience. Detroit also entered the 
postseason on a five-game losing 
skid, and I'm pretty sure that country 
music legend Kenny Rogers won't be 
able to extinguish the fire once it is set 
ablaze. Too bad Billy Chapel doesn't 
exist, for in his last start he threw a 
perfect game at Yankee Stadium to 
beat the Bombers 1 -0. 

Yankees in five. 

Minnesota Twins vs. 
Oakland Athletics 

You couldn't watch ESPN for 
more than five minutes this 
September without listening to the 
predictions of how well Minnesota 
would fare come playoff time. They 
are now on the verge of severely dis- 
proving that assertion. Cy Young 
favorite Johan Santana was supposed 
to win, but didn't. The Twins were 
supposed to take two at home, but 

didn't. They didn't even take one. 
The team with the best record in the 
game since June 8 suddenly finds 
itself being beaten by not only a bet- 
ter club, but one that they themselves 
didn't even see coming. They have 
also now lost seven straight playoff 
games at the Metrodome. Hats off to 
the A's though, for one team's failure 
is another's success, and Oakland's 
effective pitching combined with 
Frank Thomas's power and clutch 
have nearly clinched a trip to the sec- 
ond round. Torii Hunter (sigh), 
you're in for a long off-season. Red 
Sox anyone? 

A's in four. 

New York Mets vs. 
Los Angeles Dodgers 

Decimated by injuries to their 
pitching staff, the only hope the Mets 
have now is an abject one. They are 
in some serious trouble without 
starters Pedro Martinez and Orlando 
"El Duque" Hernandez. Or are they? 
Let's remember that Pedro was side- 
lined for much of the year with an 
ailing calf and shoulder, and in 
games that he started, the Mets actu- 
ally held only an 11-12 record, and 
Hernandez, as far as we know, could 
very well be 87 years of age. They 
still have veterans Tom Glavine and 
Steve Trachsel, as well as resilient 
rookie hurler John Maine to compli- 
ment what is still the scariest lineup 
in the National League. The 
Dodgers, on the other hand, sport 
arguably the best pitching staff this 
year behind 1 6-game- winner Derek 
Lowe, Brad Penny, and recently 
acquired four-time Cy Young award 
winner Greg Maddux. However, with 
an offense lacking a true slugger, 
2000 NL MVP Jeff Kent and Nomar 
Garciaparra will truly need to step up 
for L.A. to advance. It's a simple 
match-up here: Mediocre 

pitching/great offense vs. great pitch- 
ing/mediocre offense. And even 
though pitching will win you titles, 
offense will be the key here in the 
first round. 

Mets in five. 

San Diego Padres vs. 
St. Louis Cardinals 

The Padres captured the NL West 
again for the second straight year 
behind good pitching and timely hit- 
ting, doing it virtually behind every- 
one's back. They are the forgotten 
team this postseason, but with veter- 
ans Mike Piazza, Brian Giles, Mike 
Cameron, and speedy Dave Roberts 
combining with flamethrowers Jake 
Peavy, Chris Young, and closer and 
Cy Young candidate Trevor 
Hoffman, they could surprise. The 
Cardinals, battled and bruised, 
limped there way into the playoffs 
after almost choking and blowing 
their enormous division lead to the 
Astros, but were impressive in Game 
1 behind ace Chris Carpenter. Going 
back to St. Louis, home to some of 
the greatest fans in the game, can 
only play to this underdog club's 
advantage, eventually earning them a 
spot in the NLCS. Oh yeah, they also 
have that Pujols guy. 

Cardinals in four. 

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Men's rugby falls to Bates 

by Jeremy Bernfeld 


The Bowdoin Men's Rugby Team 
fell to visiting Bates, 29-13, in a 
physical match on Saturday. 

With the loss, Bowdoin (1-2) 
slipped under .500 on the season. 
However, the team is not giving up 
on the season just yet. 

Said captain Dan Jaffe '07, 
"While the score of this last game 
didn't reflect it, anyone who has 
seen us play over the past three 
weeks can tell that there have been 
some dramatic improvements in our 
overall play." 

Jaffe cited improvements in the 
team's field-awareness and play 
inside the 22-meter lines. 

Bowdoin took a 13-12 lead with 
them into halftime, but were 
outscored 17-0 in the second half. 

"We outplayed Bates for 30 min- 
! utes," Coach Rick Scala said, "but 
rugby is an 80-minute game." 

"No discredit to Bates, as they 
were a hard-fighting team with 
some solid forwards and well- 
coached backs," said Jaffe, "but had 
we kept our heads in the game as we 
did for the first 40, we would have 

Derek Castro '09 and Ryan 
Devenyi '08 both scored tries, and 
Sam Kamin '08 kicked one penalty, 
for the Bowdoin scores. 

Scala faulted Bowdoin 's shoddy 
tackling and mental mistakes as rea- 
sons for the loss. 

"There were some bright spots, 
however," said Scala, "Ryan 
Devenyi scored a beautiful try, just 
the way we drew it up in practice. 
And of course, our young sopho- 
mores are gaining valuable experi- 

Courtesy of Hae-Min Gil 
Men's rugby lost to Bates 29-13 last Saturday. The team plays Orono Saturday. 

This weekend, the division-lead- 
ing University of Maine-Orono 
squad will travel to Brunswick for a 
match with the "Black Pack." So far 
this season, Orono (3-0) has 
outscored their opponents 53-11. 

"If we are aggressive and keep 

our heads in the game, we have a 
phenomenal opportunity this 
Saturday to show a much larger 
Orono team, and the rest of the 
teams in the state, that we are still a 
force to be reckoned with," said 




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Bowdoin Orient 

EjmWhM 1871 

Save WBOR 

In his Common Hour speech in Pickard Theater last month. Robert F. 
Kennedy Jr. focused on corporate control of the media. "Five multination- 
al corporations now own 14,000 radio stations, 5,000 TV stations, and 80 
percent of the newspapers," he said. Given this corporate media monopoly — 
where voices that do not contribute to profitability struggle to be heard- we 
would expect that the federal government would not be threatening a small, 
community radio station with closure. 

Yet the government is making such threats loud and clear to WBOR 91.1 
FM, Bowdoin 's independent, non-commercial, student-operated radio station. 
It is true that the station failed to adequately keep records of public service 
announcements in recent years, and perhaps such a misstep does mandate a 
higher level of scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
during the station's current re-licensing process. However, it appears that by 
reconstructing the necessary records. Station Manager Adam Paltrineri '07 has 
compensated for this mistake. Furthermore, WBOR has also collected over 
600 letters of support from students and members in recent days to show that 
the station does indeed provide a service to listeners. 

We urge the FCC to take these letters and reconstructed records seriously 
and renew the station's license. WBOR performs a public service far beyond 
the airing of messages about community organizations and initiatives. The sta- 
tion offers a service both to its DJs and to its listeners. 

By our count, each day, the station offers 20 to 30 students, staff, faculty, 
and members of the surrounding community the chance to play music, offer 
diverse commentary, and hone their communications skills. That's at least 150 
voices each week that the community is able hear 150 more than if WBOR 
didn't exist. That also means at least 150 people arc developing skills neces- 
sary to communicate with their peers and neighbors skills that are so impor- 
tant for positive civic life. 

WBOR is one of those few media outlets free from the pressures of the cor- 
porate media environment. It broadcasts without being preoccupied with meet- 
ing the bottom line and hitting a set number of listeners each week. Instead, 
people are allowed to expose the wider community or the music and messages 
they think need to be heard. Such content ranges from international musical 
selections that would never be aired on Portland-area radio stations, to the pos- 
itive safety messages broadcasted by Randy Nichols and Mike Brown's show 
each week. 

When people listen to WBOR, they know that what they hear are voices 
from people who are passionate about their broadcasts and care about their 
world. We can't think of a better way for a radio station to offer a communi- 
ty service. 

The editorial represents the majority view of The Bowdoin Orient s 
editorial board. The editorial board is comprised of Bobby Guerette, 
Beth Kowitt. and Steve Kolowich. 

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should stop 

To the Editors: 

A major concern I have for our 
intellectual community is the impact 
of politically driven debate. Both the 
College Democrats and College 
Republicans have used our communi- 
ty's tools for debate as their own per- 
sonal media advertisements. The 
Democrats have used BCN for a tele- 
vision spot that accuses the 
Republicans of wanting us to forget 
about civil rights. This is a baseless 
claim that angers people rather than 
encouraging community-wide discus- 
sion. Recently, the co-chair of the 
College Republicans wrote a narrow- 
minded piece about racial profiling in 
The Orient that was logically flawed 
on the basis that not all terrorists are 
dark-skinned Muslim Arab men. 
These examples are two of many. 

Their domination of the editorial 
page and BCN reduces the level of 
political discourse to obtuse partisan 
logic, which is self-serving. We are 
all individuals that have our own 
nuanced views of the world and are 
capable of producing arguments that 
are so much more thoughtful and 
unique than partisan rhetoric. If we 
are committed to intellectualism and 
not partisan squabbling, we need a 
greater student voice that is not dom- 
inated by aspiring politicians. 


Nathan R. ChafTetz '08 

Support GOP, war 

by Zachary Linhart 

September 1 1, 2001. Some 2,973 
innocent Americans were brutally 
murdered on that day by a group of 
fundamentalist, Muslim terrorists. 
Today, only five short years later, it 
appears that half of the citizens of 
our nation have forgotten the pain 
that those terrorists inflicted upon 

President George W. Bush, after 
9/11, swore that he would not stop 
until the terrorists were brought to 
justice. He is still holding to that 
promise today by keeping up the 
good fight against terror around the 

While President Bush, 

Condoleezza Rice, Donald 
Rumsfeld, and many other conserva- 
tives in the government are waging 
war against terrorists in Afghanistan, 
Iraq, Lebanon, and other places 
worldwide, Democrats are only hin- 
dering the effort. 

Left-wing Democrats in this coun- 
try have abandoned our continuing 
struggle against terrorism altogether. 
They have decided to nestle back 
into their cozy lives and wait for 
another massive terrorist attack to 

As we say on our sports teams 
here at Bowdoin, a strong offense is 
the best defense. Currently, our 
offense is the best in the world. Yet 
if it were up to the Democrats, it 
would be significantly weakened. 

Democrats have denounced our 
troops, tried prematurely to with- 
draw troops, sided with terrorists 
over one of our most faithful allies 
(Israel), exposed key terror fighting 

tools such as the NSA wiretapping 
program, and have, to put it bluntly, 
been detrimental to the well-being of 
our great country. 

It disgusts me that so many of my 
fellow Americans, who stood so 
strong on and shortly after 9/11, now 
whimper and cry about government 
programs created with the sole inten- 
tion of catching terrorists here and 
abroad. They defend terrorist pris- 
oners when they are "mistreated." 
However, the American prisoners 
whom terrorists abduct in Iraq and 
Afghanistan get their heads chopped 
off with machetes. I believe the ter- 
rorist at Guantanamo Bay and other 
prisons are treated significantly bet- 
ter than they deserve. 

Here at Bowdoin I would expect 
students to think rationally about 
what is going on in our country and 
who is trying to defend us. Yet many 
here support a party whose stance is 
retreating from the war on terror and 
opening our borders to anyone who 
wants to enter (and blow us up). 

The current government has been 
steadfast on the issue of defeating 
terrorists. The next time you think 
about bashing President Bush, his 
allies, or his policies, think about 
who is currently fighting back for 
the actions of Al Qaeda on 9/11. 
Bush is. The Democrats gave up on 
this fight shortly after the biggest 
terrorist attack in our nation's histo- 
ry in order to strengthen their party 
politically. As long as Republicans 
are in power, they will continue to 
fight terrorists. Democrats in the 
government and the American popu- 
lation will not do the same. 

Zach Linhart '07 is co-chairman 
of the Bowdoin College Republicans. 

Vote No on Question 1— again 

by Shelley Barron 
ana J. Patrick Brown 


A vitally important question will 
appear on Maine's ballot this com- 
ing November, and once again, con- 
scientious voters will be urged to 
vote "No on 1." Question 1 this year 
is the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, 
commonly referred to as TABOR. 
Though the convoluted and mislead- 
ing language presents itself as 
greater voter control over taxes, the 
question presents, in essence, an 
irrational and completely unfeasible 
cap on spending in Maine. 

To most voters, the idea of reduc- 
ing taxes may sound appealing. 
However, while there are effective 
ways to decrease governmental 
spending, TABOR is, without ques- 
tion, not one of them. The language 
of the question is as follows: 

Do you want to limit increases in 
state and local government spending 
to the rate of inflation plus popula- 
tion growth and to require voter 
approval for all tax and fee increas- 

Though seemingly benign, the 
process through which government 
spending would be capped is arbi- 
trary and disastrous. The "rate of 
inflation and population" growth 
has no logical connection to govern- 
ment spending. While the question 
is presented under the auspice of 
providing more voter control over 
taxation, it would in reality cripple 
Maine's state spending, and ulti- 

The idea of reducing taxes may sound appealing. 
However, while there are effective ways to decrease 
governmental spending, TABOR is, without ques- 
tion, not one of them. 

mately Maine's economy. 

Furthermore, the government 
spending for the coming fiscal year 
is determined by the amount of gov- 
ernment spending from the previous 
year, which would cause a spiraling 
drainage of Maine's ability to sus- 
tain public services. 

One of those key services is the 
health sector. The state of HMOs 
and healthcare in America is a 
severe challenge for too many 
Americans. A cap on spending 
would mean that the government 
would no longer be able to sustain 
current levels of public healthcare 
assistance, forcing thousands of 
low-income workers to live without 
medical insurance. TABOR support- 
ers have repeated false statistics, 
misleading the public into believing 
that it will benefit the economy. In 
reality, TABOR will force the gov- 
ernment to stop investing in public 
works, transportation infrastructure, 
education, environmental protec- 
tion, and other programs vital to 
economic growth. The bill is dan- 
gerously shortsighted and poorly 

One look at Colorado's TABOR 
legacy from more than 10 years ago 
may suggest what the future for 

Maine would be if TABOR were to 
be implemented. According to the 
Bangor Daily News, "[A] school in 
the Rocky mountains [ran] out of 
money to pay for heat. Children 
[wore] parkas and mittens while the 
PTA fundraised for heat, books, 
even reams of paper." Public teacher 
salaries dropped from 30th to 50th 
in the country (Hutchinson News). 
TABOR has eroded state support for 
enforcement of clean air and water 
regulation. TABOR has severely 
crippled Colorado's state economy, 
and will only do the same for Maine 
if it is implemented here. 
Republicans, Democrats, and 
Independents alike have agreed 
upon TABOR's inevitable destruc- 

We urge voters to learn more 
about the issue by checking out or searching for 
other information online. When 
Election Day comes this 
November, we urge all voters to 
vote No on 1, and cast a vote for a 
promising and vibrant future in 

Shelley Barron '09 is a co-chair 
of the Democratic Left and J. 
Patrick Brown '08 is a co-chair of 
Bowdoin Students for Peace. 




Genes: you'll grow into them 

These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 

Back in the now-distant days of my 
blithe youth, the concept of adulthood 
befuddled me. I couldn't figure how 
my parents enjoyed "healthy" food 
when it failed to satisfy standard 
chocolate, peanut butter, or high fruc- 
tose com syrup criteria. I was non- 
plussed by their willingness to retire 
for the evening before the hour when 
cable channels switch over to paid 
programming. The frequency and 
ease with which they became tired 
bewildered me, as did the concept of 
an "afternoon nap." 

They refused to watch movies con- 
taining disembowelings, excessive 
vulgarity, or Jim Carrey. They were 
interested in things that happened on 
other continents. They didn't know 
the "fatality" codes for Mortal 
Kombat, and always pointed out that 
"combat" was misspelled. They wore 
their pants awkwardly high. They 
delighted in puns. They watched the 
History Channel. 

My parents were aliens. We operat- 
ed in different dimensions of reality. 
The way I saw it, no part of me corre- 
sponded to any part of them, other 
than the fact that both they and I were 
carbon-based and shared a surname. 
In a way, I was most independent 
from my parents during the years in 
which I was most dependent on them. 

A few years ago, disturbing things 
began to happen. 

It began with a snicker. Someone 
made a wisecrack, and I blurted it out 
as a reflex. Immediately, I recognized 
that something was different about 
this exclamation: it wasn't the ironic, 
coolly disinterested snicker I and my 
fellow delinquents would use to belit- 
tle "authority" and put down people 
who weren't as awesome as we were. 
Instead, it was high-pitched, mildly 
goofy, and unabashed. 

My friends looked at me like I had 
just suffered a bout of Tourette's syn- 
drome. Embarrassed, I swiftly recti- 
fied this lapse in coolness by cussing 

Not long afterwards, I was sitting in 
my room, idly channel surfing and 
neglecting my homework — two 
familiarly immature pastimes — when 
I zoned out. I remained engaged by 
the images and words emanating from 
the television, but my reflexive sense 
of self-awareness had temporarily 
taken flight. 

When it returned, I realized with a 
start that I had been watching the 
House of Representatives debate a 

resolution on ethanol tariffs on C- 
SPAN for about IS minutes. What's 
worse, I had remained interested the 
whole time. 

As I desperately scanned the cable 
in the search of a Comedy Central or 
Cartoon Network program juvenile 
enough to cancel out this unsettling 
foray into civic curiosity, my room- 
mate came in and offered me some 
Junior Mints. Naturally, I accepted, 
but paused before plunging in with an 
eager fist. Instead, I rotated the box in 
my hand and considered its nutrition- 
al information, as though manipulated 
by some insuperable biological 

"Good Lord," I thought to myself. 
"These Junior Mints have almost no 
nutritional value whatsoever. Forty- 
three grams of sugar per serving? 
These'd keep me up all night, plus I 
could spoil my appetite for dinner." 

It was only after hearing myself 
think these words that the heavy truth 
struck me. The goofy laugh, the inter- 
est in trade regulations, the nutritional 
awareness... it all pointed to one 

I became light-headed and dizzy. 
The box of Junior Mints slipped my 
grip, cascading to the floor in slow 

I was becoming my parents. 

Bitch of a thing, these genes. Just 
when you think you've got 'em 
fooled, they remind you that nature is 
king, and nurture is a lesser feudal 
baron who seduces you with promises 
of limitless potentialities, but most of 
whose power is derived from the king 
via Punnett squares. 

Of course, there are exceptions. 
There are kids bom to successful, 
intelligent parents who become illiter- 
ate drug addicts. There are kids bom 
to illiterate parents who become pres- 
ident of the United States. There are 

even kids bom to successful, intelli- 
gent parents who become illiterate 
drug addicts and then become presi- 
dent of the United States. 

And lest we forget, there are those 
genetic features from elsewhere in 
your bloodline that lay dormant in 
your parents, but have manifested in 
you. For example, your premature 
baldness and my ability to do 720- 
degree dunks. 

Other of your parents' attributes 
might skip your generation. My dad 
majored in applied mathematics at 
Harvard, and I didn't even make it out 
of Algebra until I was nearly a high 
school senior. 

These caveats notwithstanding, 
genetic inevitability can be a frighten- 
ing thing. That is why it is so com- 
fortingly ironic when our parents try 
to resemble us. 

For example, I was fortunate to be 
at Colorado College last fall during its 
Parents Weekend. At some point on 
Saturday evening, I was hanging out 
in a friend's dorm room when one of 
his floor mates appeared in the door 
with wide eyes. Behind him, I 
descried four 50-somethings staring 
eagerly over his shoulder. 

"I brought parents," he said, "and 
they want to party!" 

The quartet of mid-lifers spent the 
remainder of the evening in our dorm 
room, brewing "jungle juice" in a 
garbage can with a lacrosse stick and 
dancing to the Rolling Stones with 
each others' spouses. I am not making 
this up. 

Students, beware: college visits can 
easily trigger these anachronistic 
episodes in parents. So Mom and Dad, 
if your weekend agenda involves don- 
ning togas and wading into the depths 
of a social house for night of beer 
pong, be my guest. You can deal me 
out, though; I'll be watching C-SPAN. 

The second act 

by Jordan Schiele 
Orient Staff 

I wonder why writers lead tragic 
lives, as though inspiration were 
more promising when we stare mis- 
ery in the face. Great writers recog- 
nize it, embrace it, allow it to 
assume the shape of things to come 
in penciled words, each letter a 
stroke with the past. The craft of the 
writer is embedded with cathartic 
power. The beauty of black 
thoughts on white paper reveals 
tragedy as much as poetry 
ensconces it, and those who seek 
solace in words must engage with 
their meaning in ways never before 

Now imagine where such beauty 
and tragedy thrive — in the privi- 
leged world of expatriates, whose 
lives Fitzgerald believed "have no 
second act." While it is true that the 
climax for plays with a single act 
arrives quickJy.-Wilde's prophetic 
Shakespeare, that the world is a 
stage and we are badly cast, 
reminds us that a single life may 
play more than a single role. 

I am arguing for the second act, 
the life you will lead when you 
return home from living abroad. 
Your appearance, like that essence 
of being which we hide within the 
warmth of ourselves, will change. 
And the world you once knew will 
seamlessly change, though it is wise 
to remember that you are responsi- 
ble for what may at first appear 

To reach a decision is to accept 
consequence, the burden of which 
you will bear alone. Although no 
one will offer you tomorrow, many 
will strive, perhaps unwittingly, to 
pilfer today. This submission is the 
one temptation we should resist, for 

the wonder in consequences is their 
climax and the stories that 
inevitably follow. Do not fear deci- 
sions. Fear the day you may no 
longer be able to make them. 

For sophomores, February is the 
crudest month. The decisions to 
select a major field of study, a coun- 
try to call home for a semester or a 
year, an advisor with whom they 
will make decisions still unknown 
to them, are exhilarating as they are 

Exhaust yourself. Make the sec- 
ond act of your life exhilarating. 
Study, live, change abroad! The 
writer who surrenders to the success v 
or failure of his past, the memory of 
which achieves nothing for his pres- 
ent, condemns the unwritten acts of 
his life. That some of the most 
beautiful symphonies are unfin- 
ished is full of wonder. 

Why do we wander? Why do we 
return home? We can never return 
to a place of happiness nor find it 
again by the same means. The 
moods of our passion change with- 
out notice, like a weary traveler 
who keeps traveling, unable to cre- 
ate home. We must discover what is 
missing that was never once there 
and deny ourselves the comfort in 
panic or excuse. We learn that life 
need only go on if we so desire, 
which we always should. 

Regret decisions, if you must, but 
never lament experience. As Woody 
Allen warns us to the tune oi* 
Gershwin, "the brain is the most 
overrated organ." It is a tool for 
writing lives, yet it is not life itself. 
Life is a thread of exquisite 
moments that spans the length of 
unforeseen acts. Spend yourself in 
ways without considering the 
tragedy that may follow, because 
the words, and lines, always will. 

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What would your parents be doing if you visited them in college? 


Michelle Argueta '09 

"My dad would be 

wearing a ridiculously 

see-through shirt." 

Daphne Leveriza '07 

"My dad would have 

been rolling with his 

gang mates." 

Ben Stormo '08 

"I'm sure it would be 
more exciting than 
what I'll be doing 

while they're here." 

Nick Norton '09 

Michael Bartha '09 

"Rediscovering their 
hair lines." 

"My dad would be 

stroking his outrageous 


Compiled by Nick Crawford '09 and Morgan MacLeod '09 






Softball silent auction 

Bid on everything from Curt Schilling 
memorabilia to local gift certificates 

to support Polar Bear Softball. 

Smith Union, 
10 a.m. -6 p.m. 

Parents Weekend 
Common Hour 

Entertain your parents with poetry 

readings, dance, and a capclla 

performances by Bowdoin student groups. 


12:30- 1:30 p.m. 

"Grizzly Man" 

Werner I lerzog's film documenting 

Timothy Treadwell's lethal obsession 

with bears and his experiences in 

the Alaskan wilderness. Sponsored by 

the Bowdoin Film Society. 
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 

7 P.M. 


Masque and Gown's performance of David 
Auburn's 2000 Pulitzer-winning play. 
Tickets are $1 and available at Smith 

Union and at the door. 

Wish Theater, memorial Hall, 

8- 10 P.M. 


Comedian and ex- 7UP spokesman to 

charm students and parents alike. 

Morrell Gym, 

8:30 p.m. 

October 6-12 


Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Workers prepare for weekend events in Morrell Gym. 


Open discussion 

Join President Barry Mills and Dean Tim 

Foster as they cover topics ranging from 

academics to dorm life. 

Daggett Lounge. Thorne Hall, 

9- 10:30 a.m. 



'Grizzly Man' 

Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 

7 P.M. 


Wish Theater, memorial Hall, 

8 P.M. 

Student group performances 

Bring your parents to performances by 

Bowdoin's dance and a capella groups. 

Limited seating; no tickets required. 

Morrell Gym, 

8- 10 p.m. 

New England's famous fall foliage brightens the Quad just in time for Parents Weekend. 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 


Sunday Mass 

Bowdoin Chapel 
9 p.m. 


Venice Faces the Flood 

A lecture by University of Ohio History 

professor, Robert C. Davis. 

Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 

7 P.M. 


President Mills's office hours 

Students are encouraged to drop in 

with any questions or comments. 

Smith Union, 

3-5 p.m. 

Carter Smith 

Enjoy Smith's lecture and film screening. 

Sponsored by Aviva Briefel and the Gay 

and Lesbian Studies Program. 

Moulton Union, 

8- 10 p.m. 



Plan B available 

Stop by the Bowdoin Women's Association's 

table to learn more about a secondary form 

of contraception. Plan B will be available. 

Morrell Gym, 

All day 

ASB info session 

Learn about the Alternative Spring Break 

trips to Mississippi, New Mexico, 

Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, 

and Washington D.C. 
Room 151, Cleaveland hall, 

8 P.M. 


"Leave Me Alone" 

Six-week film series, "On the 
Border: Documentary Perspectives 

on Modern China." 

Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m 



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October 20, 2006 
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by Cati Mitchell 
Orient Staff 

This weekend, hundreds of 
Bowdoin alumni and current stu- 
dents will come together and partici- 
pate in a variety of events to cele- 
brate Homecoming Weekend. 

According to Associate Director of 
Alumni Relations Peter Wagner, "The 
major focus is young alumni and get- 
ting them back for the weekend." 

To encourage this, there is a 
Young Alumni Party on Saturday 
afternoon. Members of the past five 
graduating classes along with the 
current senior class are invited to 
this event. There is also a half-year 
reunion for members of the Class of 

Another important event is the 
Athletic Hall of Honor Induction, 

Please see HOMECOMING, page 4 


The director and assistant director of 
alumni relations depart. Officials say no 
reason to Worry. Story, page 3. 

Students, staff 'Take Back the Night 1 

Security: Party 
checks a success 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Community members gathered on Hyde Plaza Thursday night to express 
their opposition to sexual violence. The event was sponsored by V-Day, 
Safe Space, Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence, and the WRC. 

Nichols cites need for 

communication between 

students and Security 

by Will Jacob 

Orient Staff 

In an effort to ensure a safer stu- 
dent body and campus, Bowdoin's 
Residential Life and Security staffs 
have teamed up this year to conduct 
pre-party checks at registered cam- 
pus events. 

At the beginning of each party, 
security officers meet with event 
hosts to check on registered alco- 
holic beverages, ensure adequate 
quantities of food and non-alcoholic 
drinks, identify any fire and safety 
issues, and answer any questions the 
hosts have. 

"The major goal is to make sure 
that party hosts really understand 
their responsibilities when agreeing 
to host an event for their peers and to 
take the precautions seriously," said 
Director of Residential Life Kim 
Pacelli. "It's important to run the 
events well and safely, and to catch 
and address any problems in a proac- 
tive way." 

Event hosts in previous years 
were given a checklist of procedures 
and regulations at the beginning of 
each party, and security officers 
would stop by throughout the night. 
However, Director of Security 
Randy Nichols said that it could be 
difficult to find event and alcohol 
hosts during parties, and suggested 
that meeting beforehand could estab- 
lish better communication. 

"The good thing about this is that 
it gives the security officers on duty 
a chance to meet the event and alco- 
hol hosts face to face," Nichols said. 
"They share ideas, talk about the 
event, and get to know each other. 
Later, when the officers come back, 
they know who they're dealing with 
and who to go to." 

So far, Nichols and Pacelli agreed 
that the inspections on campus have 
been a success. 

"By and large, the checks have 
gone really well," said Pacelli. "I 
think the policy has helped convey 
to students the importance of these 
precautions that we have. It rein- 
forces the importance of making 
sure that students are running the 

Please see CHECKS, page 4 

OUTweek celebrates 
queer student pride 

Taste the Rainbow' party 

includes students from 

other Maine colleges 

by Kira Chappelle 
Staff Writer 

If you noticed the chalk coloring 
Bowdoin's walkways early last week, 
you probably noticed that the messages 
were more emotional and political than 
mere event advertisements. 

Chalking the Quad was just one way 
to raise awareness of OUTweek this 
year, an annual weeklong celebration 
organized by the Bowdoin Queer- 
Straight Alliance (BQSA). This year's 
OUTweek, which began Saturday. 
October 7, and culminated the follow ing 
Wednesday on National Coming Out 
Day, featured a variety of events in 
which members of the Bowdoin com- 
munity confronted and discussed issues 
that lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and 
transsexual people face. 

"It's a week to celebrate those LGBT 
students and any students of any sexual 
identification who are coming out or are 
already out, and are proud of them- 
selves," said BQSA Co-President Lydia 
Hawkins '07. 

Events were held every night begin- 
ning Saturday at Ladd House with 

'Taste the Rainbow," a party to which 
BQSA invited not only Bowdoin stu- 
dents, but students from Bates, Colby, 
and the University of Southern Maine 

"We've always had a goal of getting 
students from other campuses involved 
and interacting with us," said Hawkins. 

Other events included viewings of 
"Transamerica" and "But I'm a 
Cheerleader." a movie about a cheer- 
leader that is sent to "rehab" when her 
parents and friends suspect her of being 
a lesbian. 

This year's OUTweek concluded 
w ith a "Speak Out" discussion, in which 
students, facility, and staff engaged in a 
conversation about their experiences, 
and what it means to come out and be 

"This OUTweek has been the most 
productive in having very well-attended 
events." said Hawkins. "The conversa- 
tion — 'Speak Out'-— in particular, was a 
really positive, meaningful experience." 

Dan Robinson '07, also co-president 
of BQSA, said that some of the most 
successful elements of OUTweek were 
not events 

"We collected stories into a publica- 
tion called 'In and Out,'" he said. 

"It was awesome that we were able to 
collect so many different stories. There 

Please see OUTWEEK, page 2 

Blog ruminates on Bowdoin food 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

At the beginning of this school 
year Mark McGranaghan '09 started 
a web log (blog) devoted to 
Bowdoin's culinary excellence. 
McGranaghan writes entries on 
everything from Thursday after- 
noon's "Baked Ziti and Chicken 
Florentine" to "How to eat a grape- 
fruit." McGranaghan includes a num- 
ber of mouth-watering photos on his 
site. He has recently been featured in 
local press, garnering the attention of 
the Portland Press Herald and Ncu 
England Cable News (NECN). 
McGranaghan writes a weekly haiku 
about the food every Friday. His blog 
is updated often and can be found at 

The Orient sat down with the 
Bowdoin Gourmet to find out what 
prompted him to start his blog, what 
his favorite meals are, and whether 
he ever gels sick of college food. 
What follows arc excerpts from the 

Bowdoin Orient: Looking at col- 
leges, was the food at Bowdoin 
something that caught your eye? 

Bowdoin Gourmet: I wasn't con- 
sidering the food when I decided 
which school to go to. 

BO: When you got here, what 
jumped out at you first in terms of 

BG: The lobster bake was pretty 
special but the everyday quality of 
the food was most impressive the 


;e see 

GOURMET, page 

Courtesy of 

Sophomore Mark McGranaghan's 

includes a weekly haiku about food.. 

Maine College Dems file ethics complaint 

by Bobby Guerette 
Orient Staff 

The Maine College Democrats 
asked the state of Maine on 
Thursday to investigate the Maine 
College Republicans for alleged vio- 
lations of campaign finance laws. 

The organization is alleging that 
Maine College Republicans 
Chairman Nate Walton is improperly 
working for state Sen. Chandler 
Woodcock's gubernatorial campaign 

while also leading a Republican 
political action committee. 

"I have no comment at this time." 
Walton, a Bates College student, told 
the Orient late Thursday. 

The complaint was filed with the 
Maine Commission on 

Governmental Ethics and Election 
Practices, which is an independent 
state agency that administers 
Maine's election rules. 

In the complaint, Maine College 
Democrats Co-President Oliver 

Radwan, a Bowdoin junior, request- 
ed an investigation into the relation- 
ship between Walton's work with the 
Maine State College Republican 
Organization political action com- 
mittee (PAC) and his role as a field 
director for Woodcock's campaign. 

The Democrats alleged that 
Walton was working as Woodcock's 
field director while simultaneously 
leading a College Republicans PAC 

Please see COMPLAINT, page 4 


The Orient interviews six sets te see whot 

it's like te teke ea college life with e twin 

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Judd wants office 
to be more visible 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

Dean for Academic Affairs 
Cristle Collins Judd told Bowdoin 
Student Government (BSG) that 
her office is currently "invisible" 
to the student body. She wants to 
reverse that trend. 

Judd spoke at Wednesday's BSG 
meeting to elaborate on her goal of 
making her office more visible 

Burgess I.cPage "07, BSG's vice 
president of academic affairs, said 
the meeting was "a good way to 
make the connection between the 
BSG and academic affairs " 

Judd discussed her goals lor the 
upcoming year, which include 
establishing a student advisory 
board to meet monthly to discuss 
academic affairs 

She also hopes to pursue how to 
support faculty in their lues as 
both researches and teachers. 

Other issues Judd outlined 
include breaking down barriers 
between the classroom and rest of 
life on campus, improving the 
academic advising system and 
increasing the role of the arts at 

EPA recognizes clean energy use 

The Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) is recognizing the 

College as a green power leader for 
its purchase of clean renewable 
energy, the College announced this 

The College is purchasing 12 
million kilowatt hours of green 
power each year from a low- 
impact hydroelectric facility near 
campus, along with 285.000 kilo- 
watt hours of renewable energy 
credits. These two purchases 
comprise approximately 65 per- 
cent of the College's electricity 

In combination with Maine's 
Renewable Portfolio Standard, UK) 
percent of the College's electricity 
comes from qualifying renewable 
resources, the College said. The state 
standard requires that a minimum of 
30 percent of electricity sales in 
Maine come from renewable 

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resources, according to North 
Carolina State University. 

"EPA applauds Bowdoin College 
for making a significant green 
power purchase to meet the cam- 
pus's electricity needs," said Matt 
Clouae, program director for the . 
EPA's (ireen Power Partnership. 
"Bowdoin is providing an excel- 
lent example for its peers, employ- 
ees, students, and faculty by pur- 
chasing green power," 

"This purchase serves as a great 
way to tie together Bowdoin "s 
environmental and educational 
missions," he said. 

According to the I- PA. Bowdoin 
is the agency's No. 2 green power 
partner in the N ESC AC. Bates 
College edges out Bowdoin slight- 
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BSG reps, Mills discuss Darfur activism 

the College. 

Judd also briefly explained her 
lake on the new distribution 
requirements, which come into 
effect for the class of 2010. She 
described the requirements as the 
21st-century version of the Offer 
of the College realized. 

BSG President DeRay Mckesson j 
said that Judd "sparked BSG inter- j 
est in a way that calls for sustained 
discussion." and listed the ; 
(redit/P/Fail option and the new 
distribution requirements as issues 
to be reconsidered in the future. 

Dustin Brooks, vice president of ( 
student government affairs, said 
that a priority of BSG is to figure 
out how the student government 
and the academic side of Bowdoin 
can better work together 

He believes that there is suffi- 
cient support on both sides to 
begin to bridge the gap between 
the two. 

Brooks said the meeting was 
successful, and "provided a gener- 
al literacy about the world of aca- 
demic affairs so we can find out 
what issues to pursue in the 

by Steve Kolowich 
Orient Staff 

President Barry Mills met with 
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) 
President Deray Mckesson '07 on 
October 10 to discuss BSG's disagree- 
ment with Mills concerning the cre- 
ation of a permanent College commit- 
tee to identify crimes against humani- 
ty. Mills discouraged the creation of 
such a committee in his recommenda- 
tion to the Trustees on September 20. 
BSG passed a resolution endorsing 
such a committee on September 27. 

Though the two continue to disagree 
on whether a permanent committee 
should be formed, Mckesson said that 
he and Mills had a "great discussion." 

Most of that discussion focused on 
the issue of student activism at 
Bowdoin. Mills had said in an October 
6 interview with the Orient, "I find it 
interesting that instead of creating 
these committees themselves, they're 
asking the College to do it for them." 

"I think that [Mills] is right in the 
big picture If there is student 
activism then you don't really need a 
committee," Mckesson said yesterday 
in an interview with the Orient. 

Mckesson said he told Mills that he 
thinks that there is a lack of student 
activism regarding the genocide in 
Darfur because many students don't 
know how to turn their passion into ini- 

"Students here care about a lot of 
issues, but I don't think they necessar- 
ily know how to care about those 
issues," he said. "I see a lot of students 
who care -I don't see a lot of 

Mckesson said that Mills commit- 
ted to a conversation with BSG about 
cultivating student activism. 

"I don't think that [Bowdoin] cul- 
ture necessarily encourages activism," 
Mckesson said, "and we could do bet- 

Mckesson also said that for BSG 
the conversation about a permanent 
crimes against humanity committee is 
not over. 

This week. Mills met with Class of 
2008 Representative Clark 

Gascoigne, who had introduced the 
resolution endorsing a committee. 
Like Mckesson, Gascoigne said that 
while he "didn't make much 
progress" with Mills arguing for the 
creation of a committee, their meeting 
was "productive on certain issues." 

Gascoigne said he talked with Mills 
about how BSG could engage the 
Bowdoin faculty in a discussion about 
how it could help students stay well- 
informed about world issues like Darfur 
by curricular means. Specifically, by 

lobbying for new courses designed to 
explore conflict resolution and media- 
tion through the lenses of economics, 
sociology, and philosophy. 

"I feel good about these ideas," 
Gascoigne said 

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and it was great to see that happen 
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"I know some students who were 
writing for the pamphlet, and that was 
the first time they may have been writing 
down their story and sharing it with 
other people," added Hawkins. 

The pamphlet, which includes stories 

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shout that they're coming out," said 
Hawkins. "It's a week where kids can 
get information and learn to feel com- 
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McGee gives lecture 
on science of food 

by Gemma Leghorn 
Orient Staff 

Dr. Harold McGee is using his 
Ph.D. in literature to find a better 
way to cook meat. And he packed the 
house at Bowdoin to talk about how 
he's doing it. 

McGee, a food scientist, spoke 
about his experiments in a lecture 
before Fall Break. In one study, he 
modeled the cooking of meat on a 
computer program, and found that 
the stove time can actually be short- 
ened according to how often the meat 
is flipped — for example, if the meat 
is flipped every IS seconds as 
opposed to every six minutes, it will 
take five fewer minutes to cook. 

According to McGee, "cooking is 
just chemistry and physics." 

McGee was named "Food Writer 
of the Year" in 2005 by Bon Appetit 
magazine, and he has been writing 
about food and science since 1978. 
His book, "On Food and Cooking: 
The Science and Lore of the 
Kitchen," first published in 1984, 
was named the best food reference 
book by two different associations, 
and has been hailed as a bible for 
professional chefs and home cooks 

McGee graduated from the 
California Institute of Technology 
with a degree in literature and earned 
his doctorate from Yale University, 
with a dissertation entitled "Keats 
and the Progress of Taste," (the meta- 
physical type). Several years after 
graduating from Yale, he decided to 
enter the world of science and cook- 
ing, and started work on the first edi- 
tion of "On Food and Cooking." 

During his lecture, McGee gave 
his audience what he called a "three- 
course meal" of information, speak- 
ing about the history of the relation- 
ship between science and cooking, 
McGee's own scientific discoveries, 
and how renowned chefs are now 
using science in their own creations. 

"Science and cooking really do go 
way back," McGee said. "This kind 
of thing isn't new, yet when I started 
writing about it, it felt new, and peo- 
ple weren't used to it." 

When McGee started doing some 
of his own experiments, he initially 
thought he would be debunking 
kitchen myths and getting down to 
purely facts. Instead, he said, he 
found that he was actually confirm- 
ing what cooks had thought all along. 

One popular theory from the 1 8th 
century and espoused by Julia Child 
held that whipping egg whites in a 
copper bowl, as opposed to a regular 
bowl, would make a better souffle, 


Harold McGee, a food scientist. 
He visited Bowdoin last week. 

because the copper would solidify 
the egg whites. McGee, not believ- 
ing that there was any science 
involved in the theory, decided to 
test it himself, and made one souffle 
in a glass bowl, and one in a copper 

The results surprised him. 
According to McGee, the mixture 
made in the copper bowl looked as it 
should. However, while the top of the 
mixture made in the glass bowl was 
fluffy, the egg whites had floated to 
the bottom. After examining the 
whipped egg whites with a spectrom- 
eter, McGee found that they do in 
fact absorb copper from the surface 
of the bowl, and that this copper sta- 
bilizes the egg foams. 

"Julia Child and French chefs 
were right," he joked. 

McGee went on to present the audi- 
ence with slides of delectable cre- 
ations from renowned chefs who are 
using science in their kitchens as well. 

McGee cited the Spanish chef 
Joan Roca's creation, "Oyster and 
Earth," as an example. According to 
McGee, the dish consists of an oys- 
ter combined with gelatin that has 
been infused with the flavor of dirt, 
using a distillation apparatus and 
handfuls of dirt. McGee accompa- 
nied this description and others with 
dazzling pictures of the delicate cre- 
ations of each chef, all of whom 
seek to find "new ways of giving 
people pleasure through food and 

At the conclusion of his talk, 
McGee emphasized that science can 
be used not just in the professional 
kitchens of chefs, but also to make 
traditional cooking better in the 
kitchen of anyone. 

"Making a better boiled egg, roast- 
ed chicken, and cup of tea — the sim- 
plest thing can be improved by 
what's going on [with the science]," 
he said. 

Super Snack woes continue 

Alumni relations office 
to rely on temporary staff 

by Nat Herz 
Orient Staff 

With the departure of both the 
director and an assistant director of 
alumni relations, and another assis- 
tant director on maternity leave, 
Bowdoin's alumni office will be 
relying on temporary staff to man- 
age Homecoming this year, accord- 
ing to Randolph Shaw, vice presi- 
dent for development and alumni 

"There have been a lot of changes, 
but I think we're under control," 
Shaw said. 

After Sarah Bond Phinney '99, the 
former director of alumni relations, 
stepped down for personal reasons 
earlier this year, Associate Director 

of Alumni Relations Peter Wagner 
accepted a position as the director of 
alumni relations at his alma mater, 
Davidson College in North Carolina, 
Shaw said. 

Wagner's last day at Bowdoin is 
November 3. 

The assistant director, Renata 
Ledwick, is on maternity leave. 

"It's really just a concidence of 
things that happened all at once," 
Shaw said. 

"This is a terrific opportunity for 
Peter. . . and he goes with our bless- 
ing," he said. 

A search for a new director is 
planned, but has not yet begun, he 

Emily Guerin contributed to this 

Students continue 

attempts to gain entrance 

after meal is closed 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

An incident at Super Snack on 
Friday, October 6, the most recent in 
a series of conflicts initiated by stu- 
dents at the late-night meal, resulted 
in a card-checker quitting and the 
director of dining services reminding 
students to be respectful of Thome 
Hall's staff. 

Two females, a Bowdoin student 
and her sister, entered Super Snack 
around midnight without checking 
in. The checker alerted Super Snack 
Coordinator Chris Derbyshire "to say 
that there were a couple of girls that 
just went in and wouldn't return to 
check-in when called," Director of 
Dining and Bookstore Services Mary 
Lou Kennedy said. 

"He came upon them in the 
servery with their trays and tried to 
get them to check-in, but they would- 
n't do that or show their ID," 
Kennedy said. "They were generally 
non-compliant and I think he got 
very, very frustrated." 

Tim Gamwcll '09 is a student 
employee at Super Snack who did 
not see the incident but "felt a lot of 
its effects." Derbyshire told Gamwell 
that two girls tried to sneak into 
Super Snack and, when they would 

not produce identification, made it 
difficult for him to call Security. 

According to Director of Security 
Randy Nichols, the two females 
"were approached by a dining staff 
member and there was an exchange, 
at times heated," he wrote in an email. 

"Security was called to resolve the 
matter," Nichols added. 

After Super Snack closed at I a.m. 
on Saturday, a few students still tried 
to gain entrance, harassing the check- 
er when she refused to grant it. 

"It was just a rough night for both 
[the checker] and for Chris," 
Gamwell said. 

According to Kennedy, the check- 
er quit, citing undue stress. 

The student told Kennedy that she 
wanted to quit because she did not 
feel that she was treated very well by 
some of the students, and said that 
the stress level was too high to con- 

"A lot of people were just 
haranguing her to get in after the 
closing time," Kennedy added. 
"When she wouldn't open the doors, 
they said things that weren't very 
nice to her obnoxious. things." 

The checker could not be reached 
for comment. 

On Wednesday, Kennedy posted a 
message on the campus-wide student 
digest reminding "Super Snack 
Devotees and Neophytes" of 
Thome's closing time and encourag- 
ing them to respect dining services 

Ranking based on 'super- 
enthusiastic' comments 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

Since the Princeton Review 
started publishing its influential 
book, "Best 361 Colleges," 
Bowdoin College Dining Service 
has landed the College in one the 
top six places on the "Best Food" 
list, garnering the number one spot 
in the 2003, 2005, and (the most 
recent) 2007 editions. 

According to Adrina Kelly, the 
ranking is based on a comprehen- 
sive nationwide survey of students. 

"For this edition of the book, we 
actually surveyed 115,000 stu- 
dents," Senior Editor of "Best 361 
Colleges" Adrina Kelly said. 

Each list of superlatives — happi- 
est students, most religious stu- 
dents, best food, etc. — is based on 
the responses of students to a spe- 
cific survey question. 

"We asked students to rate the 
quality of their food on campus on a 
five-point scale. It just so happens 
that students at Bowdoin were par- 
ticularly pleased with the quality of 
their food on campus," Kelly said in 
a telephone interview from the 
Princeton Review headquarters in 
New York. 

"In their survey responses, they 
told us that they were big fans of the 
lobster bake that [Bowdoin] has at 
the beginning of the school year," 
Kelly explained. 

"Students also mentioned the 
organic meats and vegetables avail- 
able in the dining halls. So they 
were super enthusiastic about the 
healthiness of the options that were 
available to them," she added. 

The Dining Service continues to 
focus on food that is both good tast- 
ing and good for you. 

"Our focus for this year is 
'healthy,'" Director of Dining and 
Bookstore Services Mary Lou 
Kennedy said. 


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"Not that our food [in the past] 
hasn't been healthy — but I think our 
students are now more interested in 
low-fat food and knowing where 
the food is coming from," she 

Bowdoin's two organic gardens 
and purchases through the Farm 
Fresh Connection program are 
examples of the College's increased 
effort to bring local, fresh food to 
Moulton and Thorne, Kennedy 

Even though they are No. 1, the 
Dining Service is always looking to 

Bowdoin Student Government 
President DeRay Mckesson encour- 
aged students to make their opin- 
ions known. 

"Not enough people submit com- 
ments," Mckesson said. "People 
think of the comment cards like 
nobody reads them, but Dining 
Services actually emails all the 
comments to all their managers." 

"They are extremely responsive 
to student input and concerns and 
that's one of the many things that 
makes Bowdoin dining great," 
Mckesson added. 

"PLEASE do not harangue the 
checker, ram the doors, climb the 
ramparts or conduct evasive maneu- 
vers to gain admittance!" she wrote. 

Although the resignation of Super- 
Snack card-checkers due to stress is 
not unheard of, "it usually doesn't 
come up quite this early in the year — 
it's usually Ivies Weekend," 
Kennedy said. 

In May, after Ivies Weekend, 
Kennedy and Bowdoin Student 
Government President DeRay 
Mckesson sent out an email to the 
school entitled "Will Super Snack 
Continue?" Citing some students' 
recent belligerent behavior in which / 
they demanded to be let into Thome 
long after it had closed, Kennedy and 
Mckesson asked students to show 
Derbyshire and his staff the high 
level of respect they deserve. 

"Our regular and student employ- 
ees have the right to expect a work 
environment that is safe and free 
from harassment and mistreatment," 
they wrote. 

"Super Snack has been successful 
and wildly popular," they explained, 
but requires a certain level of deco- 
rum from students. 

Super Snack did continue and 
remains as "wildly popular" as it was 
last year. 

Super Snack debuted in September 
2003 and has garnered high marks 
from students ever since. Neither 
Bates College nor Colby College has 
a similar late-night meal option. 

Health agency 
gives Bowdoin 
dining halls 
highest marks 

by Joshua Miller 
Orient Staff 

According to records obtained 
from the Maine Center for Disease 
Control and Prevention, Bowdoin 
College Dining Service has an 
almost-perfect record for sanitation 
and cleanliness. 

The only violation reported by 
inspectors was in Moulton Union in 
2003. The violation resulted from an 
ice cube scoop being placed on the 
wrong surface, Director of Dining 
and Bookstore Services Mary Lou 
Kennedy said. 

The health inspectors "come in 
and they talk to the managers after 
they do their review and say, 'Boy, I 
wish all of our inspections were this 
easy to do. For food areas we go into, 
yours are the cleanest we've ever 
been in,'" Kennedy said. 

Bowdoin's dining service is 
ranked by the Princeton Review as 
having the best campus food of any 
college or university in the nation. 

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Wrong office 

"Mills: No contact from BSG 
on Darfur"(10/6) reported the 
incorrect BSG office for Charlie 
Ticotsky '07. Ticotsky is an at- 
large representative for BSG The 
Orient regrets the error. 

The Orient strives to be accu- 
rate in all of its reporting. 

If you believe a correction or 
clarification is needed, please 
email the editors at orient@bow- 




Security to campus Hosts: 'Call us early and often 

CHECKS, from page 1 

event well. They also appreciate the 
opportunity to correct issues in 

Any problems that do arise before a 
party are usually dealt with on the spot 
Security would find the student respon- 
sible for a particular offense, take the 
student's information to report to the 
dean's office, and allow the party to 

After the initial pre-party check, 
security officers make one or two ran- 
dom stops throughout the course of the 
night. During subsequent visits, officers 
want to ensure that the tone of the event 
is appropriate, without high-nsk behav- 
ior or excessive drinking 

Nichols said that security's goal is 
not to make a scene at the parties, but to 
prevent out-of-control situations and 
ensure safety 

"We want to let the hosts all know 
trial we're there and available to help 
them deal with tough situations, not to 
shut the event down If there are prob- 
lems, the hosts should call us early anil 
often." he said. 

Nichols emphasized the fact thai 
Security wants successful, safe events. 
He said that sometimes town residents 
may infiltrate a party or a student may 
show up to a party highly intoxicated, 
creating disturbances or threats. In 
either situation, he said Security can 
escort the subject out safely and bring 
the situation back under control. 

"We want to be non-confrontation- 
al." Nichols said. "Students that have 
the responsibility of managing events 
want the advice based on our past expe- 
riences We want them to know to not 
be afraid. If things start spinning out of 
control, the hosts won't get in trouble." 

Jessica Korsh '09, programming 
chair of Quinby House, said that a 
recent pre-party check worked well. 

"I'm' glad that they gave us the 
heads-up that they would come by dur- 
ing the event and that they checked 
everything beforehand," Korsh said. 

"It was gtxxl to see that Randy and 
Security was on our side and ready to 
support us, and to know that we could 
call Security if there was a problem," 
she said 

K.J. Kozens 'OK, treasurer of Baxter 

House, was not as enthusiastic about 
security's visit before the House's 
annual graffiti party. 

"I thought the pre-party check was a 
bad idea," Kozens said. "They were 
doing their jobs, but it was unnecessary. 
They should' ve waited until there was 
an issue to come check on the party " 

"Their visit is under the assumption 
that they don't trust us to begin with," 
he said. 

Pacelli said that she welcomes sug- 
gestions and feedback from students in 
order to improve the pre-party checks, 
but expects them to remain part of 
Bowdoin's policy. 

Nichols agreed, and said that the 
checks arc a good way for students, 
officers, deans, and residential life staff 
to work together. 

"It takes a lot to manage one of these 
events and a lot of times hosts have then- 
hands full," he said "But still, they need to 
do everything in their power to do every- 
thing legally and according to college pol- 
icy and it's our job to help them do that 
We want them to take their responsibility 
seriously and have a good handle on what 
resources arc available." 

Complaint alleges election collaboration 

COMPLAINT, firm page I 

fundraising drive to collect $25,000 
that would be used to hire Maine 
field workers. 

Maine law prohibits political 
action committees from coordinat- 
ing about expenditures with the 
campaigns of Maine Clean Election 
Act (MCEA) candidates. Woodcock 
is running as a MCEA candidate, 
which means that he is choosing to 
receive state campaign financing 
and cannot raise his own contribu- 

A Woodcock campaign finance 
report filed in late September shows 
that Walton received paychecks 
from the Woodcock campaign in 
July, August, and September. The 
reported disbursements totaled 
about $4,600. 

In the College Republicans 
PAC's filings with the state, 
Walton's phone number and address 
are listed for the PAC's contact 

"Unless Nate Walton is able to 
firewall his own mind, keeping the 

knowledge of the College 
Republican's [sic] activities sepa- 
rate from his duties as a Woodcock 
staffer; there is a serious problem 
here," Radwan said in a press 
release sent to Maine news media 
organizations Thursday evening. 

The Orient learned about the 
complaint after business hours had 
closed on Thursday and was unable 
to contact the commission for com- 
ment about the investigation. 

Complaints to the commission by 
various Maine political entities have 
been common during this campaign 

The Bangor Daily News reported 
earlier this week that the Maine 
Republican Party was intending to 
file a complaint with the ethics com- 
mission over Gov. John Baldacci's 
campaign over alleged impropriety 
leading up to former President Bill 
Clinton's visit to Maine on Monday. 

The Maine Democratic Party is 
also planning on filing a complaint 
today against Woodcock's campaign 
alleging different violations, 
WGME-TV reported late Thursday. 

Miscellania, rugby teams will hold reunions for Homecoming; 1,500 alumni expected to visit campus 


which Wagner calls "one of the big 
focal points of the weekend." 

This year, 10 of Bowdoin's for- 
mer athletes and coaches will be 
inducted on Saturday morning at 
Thome Dining Hall Though 
Thome will be closed for brunch, 
all members of the Bowdoin com- 
munity are welcome to attend the 

"It's a love test," said Wagner. 

"It's a really great way to kick 

off Saturday," he said. 

There will also be three special 
reunions this weekend, for alumni 
of Miscellania, men's rugby, and 
women's rugby 

According to Wellesley Wilson 
'08. a current member of 
Miscellania. Bowdoin's oldest 
female a capclla group, this is the 
first reunion the group has had in 
three years. 

"We plan on singing 'Song for 
Earth's Children,'" said Wilson, a 
song that was written by a member 

of Miscellania and is one of the 
first songs that every member 

Alumni will also be able to view 
and listen to video and audio 
recordings of Miscellania perform- 
ing over the past few years. 

The highlight of the men's and 
women's rugby reunions are the 
alumni games, in which former and 
current members of the rugby 
teams will play each other. 

Bowdoin Women's Rugby Coach 
MaryBeth Mathews said, "Around 

50 women's rugby alumni are com- 
ing back, some from the early '80s, 
so we're really excited." 

Each team will also play host to 
a banquet on Saturday evening for 
the alumni. 

"Our purpose as a team right 
now is to remind the alumni that 
they are still a part of the 
Bowdoin women's rugby club, 
and that the feeling of cama- 
raderie and friendship has 
remained strong throughout the 
years," said Mathews. 

Other weekend events include a 
5k run sponsored by the Nordic ski 
team, various athletic competitions, 
a coffeehouse on Friday night, and 
the annual Bowdoin Bonfire on 
Saturday, which will include the 
College House chair-building com- 
petition and a performance by the 

Although it is impossible to say, 
because many events do not require 
registration, Wagner estimates that 
at least 1,500 alumni return for 
Homecoming Weekend. 

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Sophomore McGranagkan brings Bowdoin food to global audiences with his blog, 

GOURMET, from page 1 

pride that dining services took in 
their work everyday. 

BO: What did you expect the 
response to your blog to be? 

BG: I thought it would have 
some traction. This school is great 
platform for a food blog because it 
is consistently rated as having out- 
standing food. I also think there is 
a growing interest about food at 
colleges. I thought it was the right 
time at the right place [to start the 

BO: Do you have any disappoint- 
ments with the foods here? 

BG: I certainly, in my writing, 
focus more on positive things but, 

actually, I have had very few nega- 
tive experiences at the dining hall — 
it's hard to when they offer so many 

BO: Do you keep track of your 
blog's readership? 

BG: I do. It fluctuates: On a typi- 
cal day it might get SO or so unique 
visitors. After the article in the 
Portland Press Herald about the site, 
I got a couple hundred. It's been 
growing though, which is fun to 

BO: Do you have any experience 
with culinary writing? 

BG: I had been reading a lot of 
food blogs on the internet, something 
I have enjoyed doing. I figured that I 
could do something like that here 

that would be interesting. 

BO: What's your philosophy of 

BG: In my free time, I had the ten- 
dency to do a lot of reading and that 
is necessarily a passive activity. 
There's a lot to be said for writing 
and creating and taking the risk of 
putting yourself out there in terms of 
developing your thoughts and ideas. 

BO: How have you found writing 
the blog to be? 

BG: It certainly is challenging 
writing every day to, potentially, a 
couple of hundred people. Writing 
things that are going to be both inter- 
esting and somewhat entertaining: 
that is the challenge of a blog. You 
have no captive readership because 

they can click away in a second so 
that's the challenge. 

BO: Have you had any experience 
with photography or food photogra- 
phy, in particular? 

BG: I've not particular experience 
with photography, in fact very mini- 
mal experience. The dining services 
here makes it quite easy to photo- 

BO: Bowdoin rotates its menus. 
Do you ever get bored with a partic- 
ular dish or do you enjoy a particular 

BG: They only repeat their menus 
once every four weeks — that pro- 
vides plenty of diversity so rarely is 
there an' occasion where I feel like 
the food gets repetitive. I do enjoy, 

consistently, the salad bar which is 
pretty much the same every day 
although they have some variety. 
They have a lot of great, healthy sta- 
ples in there that I really enjoy. 

BO: Understanding that you 
haven't eaten at every college, do you 
think that Bowdoin really deserves to 
be ranked for No. 1 for food? 

BG: I think that A) Bowdoin has 
great food and that B) the staff and 
the management do an incredible 
job and take incredible pride [in 
what they do]. I really can't speak 
to other schools, but I think this 
school certainly deserves to be rec- 
ognized for going out of their way 
to create a great dining experience 
for their students. 

Friday, October 6 ^ 

•A student was asked to leave Jack 
Magee's Pub following a disturbance 
at closing time. 

Saturday, October 7 

•A student and her sister entered 
Super Snack without stopping at the 
checker station. 

•The fire alarm at Coastal Studies 
was activated by a malfunctioning 
heat sensor. 

•A Bowker Street resident reported 
two student vehicles parked in his 
driveway without permission during a 
football game at Whittier Field. 

•There was an unregistered event 
on the second floor of Appleton 
Hall; a large amount of beer and 
some drug paraphernalia was confis- 

•An intoxicated East Hall student 
was observed urinating from the 
second floor down to the first floor 
of Maine Hall. The matter was 
referred to dean of student affairs. 

Campus Safety and Security Report: 10/6 to 10/18 

Sunday, October 8 

•A student in Winthrop Hall was 
cited for possessing hard alcohol in vio- 
lation of college policy. 

•A security officer investigating a 
loud noise complaint at Brunswick 
Apartments seized a beer funnel and a 
marijuana pipe. 

•A student vehicle parked behind 
Quinby House was damaged when a 
pumpkin was apparendy thrown from 
an upper story window onto the vehi- 
cle's windshield. 

•The fire alarm at the Children's 
Center offices at 4 South Street was 
activated by a malfunctioning smoke 

Monday, October 9 

•A parent of a Stowe Inn student 
reported problems with the lighting at 
the Stowe Inn parking lot. 

•A parent of a Brunswick Apartments 
student called to report problems with 

her daughter's apartment. A work order 
was submitted 

•Brunswick Rescue responded to 
Smith Union to treat a visiting teenager 
who had fainted 

•Security officers responding to a 
complaint of loud noise on the eighth 
floor of Coles Tower cited a student for 
holding an unregistered event. 

Tuesday, October 10 

•Two Helmreich House students who 
were in possession of marijuana were 
reported to the dean of student affairs. 

Friday, October 13 

•A student who claimed to have acci- 
dentally broken the glass of a framed 
picture at Jack Magee's Pub received a 
minor bleeding cut to his hand 

•A security officer responded Baxter 
House to investigate a report of unwant- 
ed people in the building, and a student 
was cited for an alcohol policy violation. 

•A student who had reported the theft 

of her purse at Smith Union later report- 
ed that she had mistakenly left it at a 
friend's dorm. 

•The Textbook Store directional wall 
sign in the lobby of Coles Tower was 
reported stolen. 

•A Brunswick resident turned in a 
student's backpack and wallet that was 
found on Thompson Street. 

Sunday, October IS 

•A Brunswick Apartments student 
was warned about having a dog inside 
his apartment, a violation of college pol- 

Monday, October 16 

•A College vehicle parked in the 
Farley lot received damage to the right 
rear quarter panel. A report was filed 
the Brunswick Police. 

•IT reported that someone had 
entered a Visual Arts Center classroom 
overnight without authorization. 
Nothing was reported missing. 

•A security officer transported an 
East Hall student with an allergic 
reaction to Parkview Hospital. 

Tuesday, October 17 

•An ill student was transported to 
Mid Coast Hospital from Mayflower 

•A visitor to the College reported 
that she lost a pendant somewhere 
between Coles Tower and Moulton 
Union. The pendant is a small square 
tourmaline stone in a gold setting. If 
found please return to the Safety and 
Security, Rhodes Hall. 

Wednesday, October 18 

•A staff member found an envelope 
containing cash and turned it over to 
Security. The owner was located and 
the money returned. 

•A professor emeritus who became 
ill at Moulton Union was transported 
to Parkview Hospital by Brunswick 

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Photo illustration by Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Clockwise from top left i Chris and Matt Antoun 'OS, Chris and Tun Cashman '07, Sarah and Shavonne Lord ' 10, Lottie and Becca '08, Emily and Radhael 
Norton '10, and Nick and Mike Larochdle '08. 

The Orient spoke with six sets of twins on campus 
about what life is like as a Bowdoin twin. 

by Beth Kowitt 
Orient Staff 

Becca Lewis '08 had a feeling that 
she would attend the same college as 
her twin sister, Lottie. 

1 think I kind of knew we would end 
up at the same school," Becca said. 
"You spend 18 years together and 1 
guess I just knew it wasn't over yet" 

Next semester will be their longest 
separatum to date when Becca studies 
abroad in New Zealand and Lottie 
studies in England. 

"It's going to be tough," Lottie said. 

The Lewis sisters arc certainly not 
alone in wanting to go to school with 
their twin. The Orient identified eight 
sets of twins on campus and spoke 
with six of them. All said having their 
twin at school with them made the 
transition to a new environment more 

"It made the adjustment to college 
easier," said Mike Larochelle '08, 
whose twin brother Nick said they 
sometimes take for granted the bene- 
fits of attending school together. Both 
applied to Bowdoin early decision, 
and Nick said that the possibility of 
one getting in and not the other "was 
something we avoided talking about" 

First-year Rachacl Norton agreed, 
saying that having her sister Emily 
here has been beneficial especially 
considering the two are far from their 
home in West Virginia 

Tm a little homesick, " she said "I 
mean I would be more homesick if 
Emily weren't here." 

Linda Kreamer. senior associate 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Lottie and Becca Lewis '06 pose with a backpack. Both of the twins are lead- 
ers for the Bowdoin Outing Club. 

dean of admissions, said in an email to 
the Orient that Bowdoin does not have 
an admissions policy on twins, but 
since decisions are considered by high 
school "we would be aware of how the 
applications of twins compare to each 

"In general, I would say that appli- 
cants who are twins are considered 
independently, and I believe there have 
been times when we made two different 
decisions," she wrote. 

That doesn't seem to stop twins from 
applying to the same schools, even 

though some said they never planned on 
going to the same college. For several 
sets of twins, Bowdoin just ended up 
being both of their top choices. 

Chris and Matt Antoun '05, however, 
said it was unlikely that they would have 

"We really never expressly decided 
[we would go to the same college], 
though we never really imagined being 
at different schools," Matt said. 

"We've only done things separately a 
few times in life," said Chris. "There 
have only been a few occasions when 
we've been forced into diverging paths." 

The Lord twins, both first years, were 
prepared to split up, as Shavonne was 
set to apply early decision to Bowdoin 
and Sarah to Middlebury. 

"I knew that I wanted to go to school 
with Sarah, and she was kind of on the 
fence about it" Shavonne said "She 
wasn't sure if she wanted to be inde- 
pendent of me." 

But the night before her Middlebury 
application was due, Sarah had a change 
of heart 

"I just woke up in the middle of the 
night and decided I just really wanted to 
go to Bowdoin," Sarah said "We both 
ended up applying early." 

Though the Lords ended up going to 
the same school, they have taken differ- 
ent paths at Bowdoin. Shavonne plays 
field hockey and softball, and Sarah will 
run track in the spring. 

"It's almost better this way, because 
we don't do die same things here so it's 
like we can be completely independent 
but if we need each other we're also 
right here," Sarah said 

The Lords seem to be the exception, 




however. Most of the twins at 
Bowdoin said they participate in at 
least some of the same activities: the 
Lewis twins are both active in the 
Bowdoin Outing Club and tutor in the 
America Reads program; Tim and 
Chris ("ashman '07 are in the same 
band; Mike and Nick Larochelle '08 
play on the same intramural sports 
teams; the Antouns DJ a radio show 
together called Radio Blue and Red 
(Chris is DJ Blue and Matt is DJ Red). 

Some also are studying the same 
subjects and end up taking classes 
together. The Cashmans are both bio- 
chemistry majors, though Tim has a 
double major in history and Chris has 
a minor in film studies. The 
Larochelles are both biology majors, 
and the Antouns are both computer 
science majors and Asian studies 
minors. They have taken all of the 
same courses since the second semes- 
ter of their sophomore year. 

"Some professors are pretty quick 
with [telling us apart], but others 
we've had for years still can't," said 

"If people address us by name, they 
usually have it right," said Chris. 

All the twins said they see each 
other at least once a day and eat a good 
deal of their meals together. Most live 
together as well, at least on the same 
floor, and have the same group of 

"We're similar people so we ended 
up having the same friends," Lottie 
Lewis said, who lives in the same quad 
as her sister in Howard. 

"Freshman year we tried distinc- 
tively to get to know different people," 
Chris Cashman said, "but then those 
two different groups of people kind of 

Tim Cashman said Chris is similar 
enough to him that his friends would 
most likely be Chris's friends, too. 

"We've never had a situation where 
one of us has a friend and the other one 
doesn't like him at all," Tim said. "We 
pretty much always like the same peo- 
ple or don't like the same people." 

Most of the twins seemed to blur the 
line between friends and siblings. The 
Larochelles, who have four other 
brothers, one of whom is a senior at 
Bowdoin, said they have a different 
kind of relationship at home in 
Bangor, Maine. 

"Especially when our other brothers 
are around we're much more like 
brothers, but here we're more like best 
friends," said Nick Larochelle. 

"In a sense, for us this is the stan- 
dard," said Matt Antoun. "We've real- 
ly got no idea what it's like not to be a 

Those who said they used to be 
competitive with their twin have 
worked out some of the tension since 

The Cashmans. however, said they 
have never been competitive u ith each 

"Our mom is a twin, not an identical 
one. just fraternal, so she knows what 
it's like to be a twin," said Chris. "She 
consciously tried to make sure we 
were never competing in the same 

Becca Lewis said she and Lottie 
used to be competitive, but not any- 

"Our academic paths are so differ- 
ent," she said. 

The Lord twins have reached a sim- 
ilar place in their relationship. 

"When we played field hockey 
together [in high school] we were 
both good, but Shavonne was the best 
player on the team," said Sarah. "I 
remember at first it was very hard, but 
eventually you just recognize that she 
has that and you have your own thing, 
and it doesn't really matter." 

While the Antouns said "there's no 
tension," they did admit to coming to 
blows one time over something triv- 

"Chris claims he won, but someone 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

The LaRochelles, 
who have four 
other brothers, 
one of whom is a 
senior at 
Bowdoin, said 
they have a differ- 
ent kind of rela- 
tionship at home 
in Bangor, 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Top: Sarah and Shavonne Lord '10 are twins from Shn-wsbury, Massachuvsctts. Sarah plans to run track, and 
Shavonne plays Softball and field hockey. Middle: Nick and Mike Larochelle '08 of Bangor, Maine, have four other 
brothers, and they both play intramural soccer. Above: Emily and Rachael Norton '10 think that having each other 
here has made the transition from their home in Huntington, West Virginia, easier. 

ended up with a broken rib and it was- 
n't me," Matt said. 

However, going to school with a 
sister or brother is not for every set of 
twins. Senior Kate Halloran's twin 
brother is at Bates, which she feels is 
best for them. 

"It was really important for us to 
separate and form our own identities 
for the first time," she said. 

She said that she and her brother 
are close and talk about two or three 
times a week and visit each other 
about once every two months. 

"I can understand for comfort rea- 
sons wanting to go to the same 
school," Halloran said, but she added 
that by college they were ready to 
have their own space. 

"I personally don't see the appeal 
after 1 8 years of living together," she 

Halloran does agree with the other 
twins on campus that being a twin 
becomes a part of your identity. 

"It's a little thing that people have. 
'Oh, you're a twin? I'm a twin, too!' 
It's a little connection," Tim 

Cashman said. 

And while the Lords said they 
always identify first as sisters and then 
clarify by saying they are twins, 
Shavonne noted that there is a special 
bond between them. 

"It's more than just a sister-sister 
relationship. Sometimes I know exact- 
ly what she's thinking and I don't have 
to ask," she said. "It's above the nor- 
mal level that other siblings would 
have. It amazes me. Sometimes when 
we break out and say the same thing, I 
still laugh." 




Myths about sex and love can't always be believed 

Taikin' About It 

by Lauren 


There arc hundreds of sex myths , 
out there. Think: virgins can't get 
pregnant the first time they have 
sex, higger is better, girls arc more 
needy than guys the list is never- 
ending My favorite myth is that 
women arc always looking tor love. 

while men just want sex. In other 
words, women want to be in a rela- 
tionship, and men want no strings 

The idea that all women 
are hopeless romantics and 
men are porn-obsessed play- 
ers holds no water; it never has and 
it never will. What's interesting, 
though, is how this myth has pene- 
trated our society, and as a result, 
how many of us arc left confused by 
these stereotypical roles we think 
we're supposed to play. 

We've all heard this guy gripe 


before: "She wants to be in a rela- 
tionship. I just want to play the 
field." Guess what, fellas? So do 
we. It seems increasingly 
common that college-aged 
women arc less interested 
in being in a committed 
relationship and more interested in 
"having fun," reveling in the free- 
dom of not being attached. While 
many of my friends like being in 
relationships, a large percentage of 
them arc content to be single and 
arc "too busy" for a boyfriend. And 
contrary to popular belief, lots of 

Juniors buckle down with business 

by Martina Welkc 
Con rami tou 

Most college tiisi years nope lo 
find a friend in theti roommates, but 
two creative Bowdoin students were 

links (.'Dough to find a business pan 
net as well 

When Mattie (owen and Msssa 
( hen were paired togethei in Maine 
Mall two yean ago, they proved to be 
the ideal combination fot entreprc 
neurial sun ess. bringing the necccs 
s.w\ qualities ot inspiration and 
practicality; aftci nisi one semester, 
the young women began manufactui 
nig and selling eye catching ribbon 
belts ami then label. Batada Molts. 
\sas horn 

Pining her scnioi sear of high 
school, loss en used to dream of 
making intricate beaded belts and 
es en designed a sales brochure for 
her imagined enterprise At first 
( hen leased C 'owen about her fanta- 
sy. Hut over Winter Break Chen 
began to experiment with sewing nb- 
bon belts, which she soon discovered 
were simple and cheap to make 
Chen shared her sewing expertise 
with Cowen when they returned to 
Bow dot n, and the duo launched a 
i ni h)i tied version of Cowen 's onginal 
concept for Hatada Belts (made of 
ribbon instead of beads). 

Initially the girls only sold to 
friends on campus, but the following 
summer a small chain in Washington 
D.C., Mad Lax. requested to stock 
Batada Belts Cowcn's neighbor 
mentioned the high-quality belts to 
Mad Lax's owner, who was 
impressed by the samples Cowen 
showed him The young women also 
sell the belts at farmers' markets and 
at the December art fair in Smith 
Union Last year, they even sold their 
handiwork as a fundraiser for 
Mumcanc katnna victims. 

Cowen and Chen price the belts 
from $12 to $15. which translates to 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Als-vsa Chen '08 makes a belt on her sewing machine in her dorm room, 
where she and Mattie Cowen '06 run their start-up business, Batada Belts. 

a considerable profit after accounting 
for minimal production costs. 

But these ladies are not in it just 
for the money. 

Chen explained that she and 
Cowen enjoy the creative pn>cess. 
and she especially likes to sell at the 
market in her hometown. 

"It's great to feel like part of the 
community. I love seeing my old 
teachers and friends," Chen said. 

Cowen is studying abroad in 
Russia this semester, which has made 
maintaining the business difficult, 
but with healthy sales and hopes for 
future expansion, the founders of 
Batada Belts are optimistic about 
their company's future. Chen is 

always searching for new interesting 
ribbons to add to the myriad of 
stripes, polka dots, and prints Batada 
Belts offers. The two recently made 
some belts with the University of 
Virginia logo and are still on the 
lookout for the perfect polar bear 
ribbon. Cowen would eventually 
like to start making jewelry, hand- 
bags, and, eventually, the beaded 
belts she originally envisioned. 

Whether Cowen and Chen 
decide to continue Batada Belts 
after graduating from Bowdoin or 
not, these two friends will have 
shared a valuable experience in 
business and the rare satisfaction 
of living out a dream. 

guys want to be in committed rela- 

One fiercely independent girl- 
friend admits, "I don't want to be in 
a relationship right now, especially 
at Bowdoin. There are too many 
temptations when you're young and 
in college to be in a committed rela- 
tionship. I don't like feeling like I 
have to answer to someone at the 
end of the night. I like having the 
freedom to be with anyone I want." 

We've been taught by society to 
believe that men arc "hornier" than 
women. Biologically, men have 
more testosterone (the hormone that 
controls your sex drive) than 
women have. According to WebMD 
Medical News, recent studies have 
shown that just because men have 
more testosterone, it doesn't neces- 
sarily mean they want more sex. 
more often, than women. In fact, 
it's widely believed that sex drive is 
affected more by your state of mind 
and factors like stress and body 
image than levels of testosterone. 

What does all this mean'.' Girls 
are just as horny as guys. 

On the one hand, we are con- 
stantly reminded of the traditional 
roles of the demure woman and the 
macho man. but at the same time 
women arc sent conflicting mes- 
sages about how they are expected 
to behave. Songs like Nelly 
Furtado's "Promiscuous Girl," 
raunchy episodes of Real Worlders 
sleeping with every roommate in 
the house, and Britney Spears 
gyrating on the floor in a belly- 
bearing tube top send quite a differ- 
ent message. The "Sex and the 
City" girls told us we could be 
happy and empowered living the 
single life, sleeping with a different 
guy every night. And with almost 

What I do know is this: 
all these sexual stereo- 
types do is confuse us. 

every popular female vocalist 
singing lyrics like the Pussycat 
Doll's "Buttons" (I'm a sexy mama 
/ Who knows just how to get what I 
want and what 1 want to do is spring 
this on you"), women in entertain- 
ment today are all saying the same 
thing: I'm hot, I'm in control, and I 
want sex, so come and get it. 

One Bowdoin guy said he feels 
uncomfortable with girls who seem 
so sexually uninhibited or make the 
first move. "I feel intimidated." he 
said. "It's old fashioned, but I like 
to feel like I have at least some 

Are women today consciously 
going against the traditional stereo- 
type of how they should conduct 
their sexual lives? I'm not sure. 
What I do know is this: All these 
sexual stereotypes do is confuse us. 
It appears one of the greatest hur- 
dles both genders must overcome is 
to stop expecting each other to act a 
certain way. or play a certain role. 
Gender shouldn't dictate how a per- 
son behaves sexually. Ultimately, 
bigger isn't better and girls don't 
just want to be in relationships, they 
want sex too. 

So let's rewrite the myths. I've 
talked to the ladies and the guys, 
and here's how I see it: virgins can 
get pregnant if they don't use pro- 
tection, bigger ain't bad, but style 
counts, and guys can be very needy, 
but call them metrosexual and they 
sound much cooler. Kind of goes 
down better that way. 

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the editors! 

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Flu shot won't prevent bird flu 

Ask Dr. Jeff 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 
Dudley Coe Health Center 

Dear Dr. Jeff: 
Can I get a flu shot 
to prevent hini flu? 

Dear E.O.: 

Unfortunately, you can't— at least 
not yet. Vaccines for the H5N1 
avian flu virus arc still under 
development. However, you can 
get a flu shot for "regular" season- 
al flu, and there are a number of 
reasons why you should. 

Seasonal flu is most effectively 
prevented by vaccination, and 
avoiding the illness will save you a 
considerable amount of suffering. 
Getting vaccinated will also 
decrease the likelihood that those 
around you will acquire the flu. 

There are also some connections 
between seasonal flu shots and bird 
flu prevention. 

Remember that at present, the 
bird flu virus does not easily infect 
people, and almost never spreads 
from one person to another. In order 
to do so, it would need to mutate 
genetically, and the fastest way for 
it to mutate would be to co-infect an 
animal, or a person, at the same 
time as another, more infectious 
type of flu virus. As both viruses 
reproduce in the host, they can 
somewhat readily exchange genetic 
material. Under these circum- 
stances, the bird tin virus could pick 
up the ability to infect people easi- 
ly, which, in combination with its 
virulence, could make it the agent 
of a worrisome pandemic. 

One way to try to keep this from 
happening is simply to have less 

regular flu virus around and avail- 
able for this kind of genetic re- 
assortment. However infectious a 
bird flu virus might turn out to be, 
we will all be less susceptible to it if 
we avoid catching the seasonal flu 
in the first place. 

Finally, at the Avian Influenza 
Summit in Augusta last month, 
there was some pointed discussion 
about the fact that vaccine manufac- 
turers in this country primarily con- 
sider market forces, and not public 
health needs, when committing 
manufacturing capacities to one 
vaccine versus another. Believe it or 
not, apparently the best way to con- 
vince U.S. vaccine manufacturers 
that they need to be gearing up for 
bird flu vaccine production is to buy 
lots of seasonal flu vaccine! 

And we've bought a lot! There 
will be no shortage of vaccine this 
year. We're ready to start vaccinat- 
ing students first, and then staff, 
faculty and Bowdoin community 
members. We'll be offering free flu 
shots to all students on Wednesday, 
October 25, between 1 1 a.m. and 2 
p.m., Saturday, October 28, 
between 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 
Tuesday, October 31, between 10 
a.m. and noon. 

Come on in to the health center 
one of those days, no appointments 
are necessary. The flu shots only 
take a minute, and they are free to 
students. We'll be setting up flu 
shot clinics for faculty, staff, and 
community members in early 
November, and we anticipate hav- 
ing plenty of vaccine for all. 

Because avian influenza has not 
yet been reported in this country, 
even in wild birds, there is nothing 
you need to do right now to protect 
yourself from it. However, if you 
are traveling to or from an affected 
area like Southeast Asia, read up 

There are also some con- 
nections between season- 
al flu shots and bird flu 

on disease risks and health recom- 
mendations from the Center for 
Disease Control web site. 

What you should do now, 
though, is to take good care of 
yourself and practice good 

•Eat well, stay active, and get 
enough sleep. 

•Don't drink excessively, and 
don't smoke at all! 

•Cover your coughs and snee/es 
with your elbow. 

•Wash your hands frequently and 

•And get a flu shot in the next 
two weeks! 

Be well! 

Jeff Benson, M.D. 

Dudley Coe Health Center 


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Fishouse poet enlightens audience Modernist pianist 

performs for teatime 

K.i.-iim Ali rwtik from his first book of 
tual traditions of the WOfidfi rvlijoons, 

lack fuss 
in bam s 

hv Astrid Taran 


The Killers know what thev a* capa- 
ble of. and thc> do it well After last 
year's smash hit "Mt Bnghtsidc." the 
Las Vegas foursome 
COMMENTARY became a household 
name, known for 
catch) singles that you just can't get out 
of your head Lead singer Brandon 
I lowers has become a media darling, 
citing himself as a "savior of good 
music " 

hi the tw-o and a hall years since the 
release of the band's debut album. "Hoi 
fuss." flowers has gained notonei) b> 
picking fights in the press with fellow 
rock bands The Bravery and Fall Out 
Boy. blaming the former for cashing in 
on The Killers' success and the latter for 
being pan of a "dangerous" wave of 
etno music With all the bad-mouthing 
going on. Flowers had America antici- 
pating what was next for the outspoken 
lead singer and his band 

However, with "Sam's Town,** The 
Killers have failed to prove to America 
that they deserve the U2 and Cotdplay 
comparisons they often receive This 
record paints man as • band capable 
only of mediocre alums with a few hit 
"IK*** thrown into the mix. 

"Sams Town," unlike "Hot Raw," 
paints itself as a homage to the 

[bony Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 

poetrv, "The Far Mosque," at Ladd House last night. Ali's poetrv explores the rmv 
TTic rvadint: was sponsored bv From the Fishouse, an online archive of flew poets. 

by Boz Karanovsky 


Fans of 20th century modernist 
music can satisfy their musical 
craving at the latest edition of the 
Bowdoin Music Department's 
Teatime Concert Series. Blair 
McMillen, a young and accom- 
plished modernist pianist, will per- 
form selections from Debussy, 
Bartok, Ives, and other contempo- 
rary composers. The concert is 
today at 4 p.m. in Gibson Hall. 

The person to thank for this 
musical opportunity is Elliott 
Scwartz, the Robert K. Beck with 
professor of music. He met 
McMillen. a Juilliard graduate. 10 
years ago at the Museum of 
Modern Art in New York City, 
where McMillen was performing 
pieces composed by Schwartz him- 
self The two have been friends 
ever since. 

McMillen has a wide-ranging 
repertoire from many musical eras 
and is considered to be one of the 
most accomplished young pianists 
today. He has played all around the 
world, including venues such as 
Carnegie Hall and for former pres- 
ident Bill Clinton. 

McMillen is a resident at Bard 

Blair McMillen Teotime Concert 
When: Today, 4 p.m. 
Where: TiUotson loom, Gibson Hull 
Admission: Fret. 

College. Although he is only in his 
30s, McMillen has worked with 
some of today's most distinguished 
composers, including George 
Crumb, John Harbison, Conrad 
Cummings, and Lee Hyla. His lat- 
est solo album, "Soundings," was 
released in 2004. McMillen has 
been hailed for his riveting and 
imaginative performance of mod- 
ern classical music. 

"Blair is a very dynamic and 
versatile piano soloist, incredibly 
active in New York City. He pro- 
motes 20th century music, which, 
by the way, is the course I teach 
here at Bowdoin." Schwartz told 
the Orient. "He plays not only the 
giants — Claude Debussy, Bela 
Bartok. Charles Ives — but also 
pieces by slightly well-known 
composers like Wuorines, for 

The performance will include 
highlights from all these geniuses. 
Maestro McMillen has also 
planned a performance of a piece 

Please see MCMILLEN, page 12 

College launches mines U for students 

Please see KILLERS. 


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OmiENi Stafi 

With the launch of Bowdoin's 
iTunes I . students can unearth 
episodes oi the now defunct 
Bowdoin Cable Network (Bt^ 
soap opera "Coles Tower." sec 
episodes of Han Kondabolu's '04 
variety show, and watch li\ c feeds 
of the football games. 

Back when media was stored on 
the school's web site, many of 
these Bowdoin treasures were 
unavailable to students because of 
limited server space. Now, through 
iTunes U. Apple stores such media 
in the iTunes Music Store. 

"We're not limited b\ storage, so 
students ha\e the opportunity for 
new use of \ ideo and audio." said 
Information Technology's (IT) 
Chief Information Officer Mitch 

The success o\' Bowdoin pod- 
casts motivated IT to launch 
iTunes U, a section of the iTunes 
Music Store devoted to Bowdoin's 
academic, athletic, and campus 
organizations The program, sched- 
uled to be launched today, is acces- 
sible through the student gateway 
iTunes (J will fully launch with 
authentication after winter break. 

"iTunes is a familiar interface 
for current students, and it's a cen- 
tralized repository for media." said 
Mark Leaman. the current web- 
master and former new media pro- 
ducer for IT. "This mixes the cul- 
tural and the public with the aca- 
demic aspect." 

Leaman emphasized that the 
only requirement to ran iTunes U 
is to have iTunes installed on a 
computer. An iPod is not neces- 
sary, and the files are in mp3 for- 
mat so they can be played on a 

The new Bowdoin iTunes U features spaces for academics, athletics, and campus life. IT launches the program today. 

variety of devices. 

Also, since the server space is 
managed by Apple's California 
base, it takes up no extra space on 
the Bowdoin server. 

"There's unlimited server space 
to upload and store files, it's on the 
other coast," Leaman said. 

Apple approached Bowdoin to 
consider iTunes U, and after apply- 
ing. Bowdoin, Bates College, and 
colleges within the University of 
Maine system became the only 
institutions in Maine with the pro- 
gram. Other schools with iTunes U 
are Stanford (the pilot university). 
University of California at 

Berkeley, the University of 
Michigan, and the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

All the content on the iTunes U 
page must be created by Bowdoin 
or fall within the realm of public 
domain in accordance with the 
Technology, Education, and 
Copyright Harmonization 

(TEACH) Act. Under the TEACH 
Act, a professor may show or per- 
form any work related to the cur- 
riculum, regardless of medium, as 
long as it is a face-to-face 
encounter in the classroom. In 
order to put the media on the web, 
the professor must pare down the 

work into clips or not post it at all 
due to copyright laws and fair use 

Thus, Bowdoin's iTunes U con- 
tent follows the rules of the Act. 
Content may include albums pro- 
duced by the music department, 
faculty and student concerts, songs 
that an a cappella group may 
choose to share, sporting events, 
and certain lectures. 

Leaman stated that IT will allow 
faculty decide in what capacity 
they will use iTunes U for their 

Please see ITUNES U. page 12 



A&E 11 + 

Raking up fall film briefs around New England 

by Mike Nugent 


Now that wc bright Bowdoin stu- 
dents are back from fall break, we're 
ready to diligently jump right back 
into our schoolwork...or not. Either 
way, there are lots of worthwhile cin- 
ematic events happening right here in 

Burlington Film Festival 

Over the long weekend, 1 found 
myself in northern Vermont, staying at 
a friend's house on the outskirts of 
Burlington. Expecting a quiet, 
uneventful weekend, I got neither, 
thanks to the Vermont International 
Film Festival. Although I went to a 
couple of small festivals in Barcelona 
while abroad, this was my first big- 
league festival. 

The bulk of the films presented 
were documentaries of social signifi- 
cance on a wide variety of topics. I 
viewed "Toxic Bust," about probable 
connections between the rising uses of 
chemicals and rates of breast cancer. 

"Frankensteer" sickeningly details 
the various ways meat output is being 
maximized at the expense of con- 
sumer health, the cattle themselves, 
and the environment. 

The best film, "Sierra Leone's 
Refugee All Stars," chronicles a band 
created in Guinean refugee camps 

during the civil war in Sierra Leone 
amidst turmoil and despair. 

All of these films did what docu- 
mentaries should do: give in-depth 
looks at real people in real situations 
that otherwise might not get the atten- 
tion they deserve. Other sources like 
print and television media don't prior- 
itize these stories and topics, so it is up 
to films to educate people on these 

Experiencing it at a film festival 
was surely an added bonus. It's excit- 
ing—exiting the theater to see the 
throngs waiting for the next film, dis- 
cussing what they had seen and what 
they would recommend. That's what 
film and art are supposed to do: 
inspire you to think about the world in 
a slightly different way, alter some 
preconceived notions, and challenge 
previously held ones. 

"On the Border" Series 

If you haven't gotten a chance to 
check out the fantastic Chinese 
Documentary Film Series "On the 
Border" yet, make sure you do soon. 
The first film in the series, which was 
about bottle collectors on a road in 
Shanghai, was frank yet humanistic. 
These films showcase aspects of 
Chinese culture that its politicians and 
media rarely, if ever, allow to be seen. 
You will not be able to see these films 
anywhere else; this is a one-time 
opportunity, so take advantage of this 
chance to see senior Jordan Schiele's 

WB0R91.1 FM 


Francis Kanter '07 &l Dan Yingst '07 

What's the best album ever made'! 

FK: Kanye and 1 would both agree 
that his "College Dropout" is the best 
album of all time. 

DY: "Dr. Octagonecologyst" by Dr 
Octagon, and any album that features 
a llalfsliarkalligatorhalfrnan is a-OK 
with me. Oh. and "Nevermind" by 

Who is the greatest thing musician? 

FK: 1 think 1 have to step out of the 
hip hop realm for tins one and give it 
to Paul McCartney. It's really got to be 
either him or Juicy J from Three 6. 

DY: Tom Waits, greatest in the 
sense of being unspeakably cool. 

What is the best show you 've ever 
seen live? 

FK: The Who, this summer, in 
Switzerland, front row. Pete 
Townshend and Roger Daltrey per- 
formed like the legends they are. 

DY: The Roots concert at Colby 
freshmen year. I almost got the set list 
and drumsticks from ?uestlove but 
some stupid tall guy jumped in front of 
me. So, I jumped him in the parking 
lot. Well, I thought about it, but he was 
REALLY tall. 

What is the first album you ever 

FK: "Spice" by the Spice Girls, and 
I regret nothing. 

DY: "Mellon Collie and the Infinite 
Sadness" by the Smashing Pumpkins. 

H hat V your music guilty pleasure? 

FK: Who can honestly tell me that 
deep down inside they really dislike 
Justin Timberlake'.' Who'? 

DY: Hey! It's not a crime if you just 

// yom were dictator of a small 
country, what would be your 
national anthem? 

FK: Definitely "(let By" by Talib 

DY: "The Imperial March" by John 
Williams 1 wouldn't be the fun sort of 

If you were onstage with a mic in 
front of thousands of screaming 
fans, what would you say? 

FK: I don't know what I would 
say, but 1 know I would stutter when 
saying it. 

DY: There are two types of peo- 
ple in this world — those that begin 
sentences with that phrase, and 
those that listen and then got shot 
mercilessly when they try to leave 
the arena. 

Kanter and Yingst s show, "Free 

Nude Girls... No Credit Card 

Required, " airs on Wednesdays 

from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on 

WBOR91.1 FM. 

The last three films of the "On the 
Border" series will screen at 7:30 p.m. 
on Thursdays in Smith Auditorium, 
Sills Hall. 

"The War Tapes" 

Opening for a one week engage- 
ment at Eveningstar Cinema is the 
Iraq documentary "The War Tapes," 
which is surely worth your 90 min- 
utes. The film uses footage supplied 
by 10 National Guardsmen to con- 
struct an image of what's actually 
happening on the ground in Iraq. 
Through this lens, the viewer is able 
to see a level of candor and honesty no 
American media cameras will ever be 
able to capture. 

On October 20 at 6:30 p.m., 
Brandon Wilkins, a Brunswick resi- 
dent and one of the cameramen, will 
be on hand to lead a Q & A about his 
experiences both making the film and 
fighting in Iraq. Tickets are now on 
sale at Eveningstar for this special 

"The War Tapes" will screen daily 
at 1:30, 4, 6:30, and 8:30 p.m. For 
more information, check out 
www. e ven ingstarc inema . com . 

The Frontier 

Eveningstar has a new counterpart 
in town now, thanks to the opening of 
the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and 
Gallery. I haven't checked it out yet, 
but it seems ideally suited for under- 
grads with a coffee addiction, who 
are looking for something to do other 

Copyright 2006, Michelle Staplcton 
Senior Jordan Schiele's Chinese film series is one of Brunswick's many film events. 

than schoolwork. 

This weekend, the Frontier will 
show "Who is Bozo Texino?" will be 
shown. The film chronicles a lengthy 
search for the source of the moniker 
"Bozo Texino," who was seen on rail- 
cars for nearly a century. 

Director Bill Daniel will be on hand 
to lead a & A discussion after the 
film. "Who is Bozo Texino'.'" will be 
showing at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on 
October 21. 

The Frontier Cafe is located in Fort 
Andross, in the part of the building on 
Maine Street right before you cross 
the Androscoggin. Check out for more 

Bowdoin Annual Film Festival 

Finally, amidst all the film news, I 
will make the first announcement for 
Bowdoin 's 3rd Annual Film Festival. 
It won't happen until the spring, but 
it's not too early to think about mak- 
ing a contribution. 

This is the true grassroots level of 
cinema and the best way we can con- 
tinue to pressure the administration 
to reintroduce film production class- 
es to this campus. I am head of the 
festival this year, so send any ques- 
tions or comments to This is a 
tradition that we will work to contin- 
ually strengthen at Bowdoin: it can 
happen only with your support 

Revisiting trick-or-treating 


by Alex Weaver 

Gritty McDuff's Halloween 
Ale — $8.99 for a six-pack at 

By now. it is safe to say that fall is 
in the air. With peak foliage already 
past and the amount of popped col- 
lars increasing daily 
(we'll chalk those up to 
the wind). I can't help 
but think of days gone 
by, when visions of 
inventive costumes and 
candy-stuffed pillow- 
cases danced greedily 
through my head 

I recall fondly when 
my best friend and 1 
dressed as rollerblading 
ninjas for four consecu- 
tive years, each armed with an altei 
native mask so our oblivious i 
tributors would have to pony up 
twice. Though this year's costume i> 
brewing m mv head (it's a toss-up 
between Uncle Tom or Patrick 
Swayze circa "Dirt) Dancing"), 1 
can't help but reminisce about the 
piles of sugar stashed under mv bed 
until well after the first snowfall So 
now, as a sophisticated and alleged- 
ly more mature college senior, how 
am 1 to quell this longing? 1 think, 
by now, we all know the answer 
Why, hurl eggs at little kids and 
steal their hard-earned loot, of 

But, because conscience might 
kick in at some point before or dur- 
ing the beatings, 1 thought it safe to 
devise a contingency plan, which, as 
in many cases — job interviews, 
class, AA meetings— comes in the 
form of devious consumption. In 
lieu of the prospect of a candy-less 
Halloween, this week's beer is a real 
doozy: Gritty 's Halloween Ale. 




Brewed exclusively in Portland. 
Maine. Halloween Ale is ottered 
this year for the first time ever. 
Introduced in mid-August, it is 
available only while supplies last 

When 1 was growing up. mv 
favorite Halloween candies were 
Skittles and Reese's Peanut Butter 
Cups. After searching far and wide. 
1 have found a beer that blends per- 
fectly the distinct tastes of both of 
my favorite treats; the playful fruiti- 
ness of Skittles infused 
with the serious sophis- 
tication of peanut butter 
and chocolate It's like a 
mullet in a bottle busi- 
ness on the tongue, 
party in the stomach. 

(>K. seriously, for 
those of you who are 
jubilantly praising this 
newfound discov ery go 
grab some trail mix and 
stop reading mv col- 

Foi ' ' ■- ■". *h< ha\ e 

pare- away in disgust, 
m you as w . 
> •• . »etu ■ now Gi tv - 
Hallow .;- \ . has nothinj 

igl - quite a 

treat I see it as tht mod* 
adult's equivalent of 'trie! mat- 
ing delicious at your fingertips, but 
only for a limited nine 

How, you ma) ask. could a sea- 
sonal ale ever compare to a classic 
Halloween favorite ' Grow up. kids 
Halloween Ale is the holiday treat 
your taste buds have been missing. 
and coming in at six percent Alcohol 
By Volume (ABV) its effect is far 
more pleasant than a sugar high 
From the bottle, Halloween Ale 
pours a light copper with a health) 
two-finger head that bubbles slowly 
down to a refreshing yet not over- 
whelming carbonation. The aroma is 
unique, boasting a light malty tinge 
underscored with a doughy and 
fruity hint around the edges. The 
taste, of course, is the clincher. 

Hinging on a full malty backbone, the 
doughiness remains, and is accompa- 
nied by hints of brown sugar, toffee, 
and caramel (all of which also serve 
a.s ingredients to numerous candies, i 
might add) I niike some beers of the 
past. Halloween \ . freshmgly 

full, vet it finishes more smooth |v 
than a Rob Thomas and San 

So as you busy yourself racking 
your brain for the perfect Halloween 
c istume, just remember that the 
upcoming holiday has not completely 
turned its back on those past the sixth 
grade (all right tine. I tnck-or-treated 
w hen I was 15) On the contrary . 
Gritty *s Halloween Ale represents a 
treat that is as rounded and satisfying 
as w e all hope our semester grades w ill 
turn out. Though our tricking and 
treating days mav be behind us. take 
solace in the fact that there is an adult 
beverage made especially for you and 
the neighborhood wilt 

So let the kids enjoy their holiday 
Hell, thev :an eat Skittles until 
they 're sitttfl I X J for a" 

1 care In mv sagacious early adult- 
hood, 1 have found a treat thai tas w 
better thai; the t doesr 

leave the inside ■ 

like an Elton John outfit. Thoug 
wouldn't reconui tying a case 

out on the steps for the neighborhood 
kids 1 would urge you a' to taste a 
the Halloween spirit, bottled 
for your convenience For though it 
may not satisfy your sweet tooth, it is 
so delicious, it's scary 

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The Killers' sophomore effort 'Sam's Town falls short of Springsteen s classic American Dream 

KILLERS, from page 10 

While Sj/ringsteen iwis 
able to emote melodra- 
matic songs without 
appearing whiny and 
lyrically inept, The 
Killers just seem to be 
blowing simple 
moments into theatrical 

iTunes U offers familiar, 
popular center for stu- 
dent and faculty media 

ITUNES U, from page 10 

"We're hoping thai releasing it 
to the public will breed aware- 
ness," he said. 

At Berkeley, many courses are 
available to download 'on iTunes 
U, but Berkley's size and distance 
learning programs make it a much 
different school than Bowdoin. 
While iTunes If is similar to the 
Blackboard program, it is a much 
more familiar and Accessible pro- 
gram to students 

As for public access and authen- 
tication. Bowdoin 's iTunes l it 
only available through the 
Bowdoin website and cannot be 
found in the i I lines Musk Store 
I he Athletic section is open to the 
public Othci areas, like course 
information, require a Bowdoin 
login. There are spaces tot lacultv 
to upload audio and video files on 
the course pages, ami students 
have a section to add their own 

\ll student organizations fall 
mulei the umbrella ol csmpus life 
.nut can have their own section on 
1 1 unes I T eaman said that clubs 
m.i\ contact linn oi Davis about 
setting up .i containet foi the «. on 
tent, and then members ol the 
at on .nt' dee to upload 
• \s 1 1 v onti nt 

\s \pple evolves the capabili 
lies ot .1 unes I . Mow Join's 1 1 
Department is .il'-i* looking toward 
si hool s future on the w eh 
! eaman and Davis m^- applying lo 
establish ., YouTube page foi 
Bowdoin On the page, onl> mem- 
bers ol the Bowdoin community 
would be able to see the video clip* 
posted there 

YouTube uses a democratic sys- 
tem to determine whether Ol not i 
school receives the pace students. 

tacultv and staff with a Bowdoin 
email go to the You lube site and 
entci then request for the page 
I eaman and Davis encourage 
everyone to visit the site and 
request that Bowdoin receive its 
own page 

Currently there is a video oi IT's 
own technical purchasing manager. 
Sarah Morgan, skvdivmg to raise 
moncv for AIDS Combining the 
technological advancements and the 
creativitv of the Bowdoin commu- 
nity promises plenty more quality 
v icw ing opportunities 

McMillen concert to 
feature modern classics 

U( MULES tnmt page 10 

by contemporsry composer and 
pianist Eric Moe. 

"Moe is very interesting in that 
he uses music of the past, takes lit- 
tle snippets of other people's music 
and inscribes it with his own 
romantic and crazy touch. He has 
been called, among other things, 
Rachmaninoff in bell." said 

The teatime concert also has one 
more secret to unravel: 

"It will Also feature a composi- 
tion by Annie Gosling. Her piece 
requires the pianist to do some- 
thing with baseballs." Schwartz 
told the Orient, causing some 

"Yes, actually it is true," said 
Schwartz. "This piece is called 
'October 1941.' It has to do with 
one of the most notorious errors in 
baseball history." 

McMillen will also give s talk 
about his performance And music 
at noon in Gibson Hall. 

American Dream. While Flowers chose 
to slap on a faux British Accent over the 
backdrop of Duran Duran-esque synth 
tunes in "Hot Fuss," on "Sam's Town," 
Flowers follows in the steps of arena- 
rock god Bruce Springsteen. He and the 
band go out of their way to follow an 
Americana theme In the album's title 
track. Flowers wails about an 
"American masquerade" that runs 
through his veins ami | brother who 
was "bom on the fourth of July " 

To further prove its allegiance, the 
band has complctclv changed their 
image from a bunch of fresh-faced 
dandies in dapper suits to men who 
wear cowboy boots and grow out their 

facial hair. The album already has a Top 

40 hit with -When You Were Young," a 
carefree, seize-thc-moment ballad 
about "burning down the highway sky- 
line on the back of a hurricane." which 
has all the ingredients of the pop suc- 
cess of "Mr Brightside." 

But, other tracks on the album don't 
quite deliver the gixxls. "This River Is 
Wild" has potential, but is so ovcr-the- 
top and theatrical that its chances of 
becoming a radio hit are slim. "Uncle 
Jonny." while it tries its hardest to be a 
social statement against the cocaine 
addiction, succeeds only m proving 
flowers' lyrical weakness with such 
lines as lest the S up er m an and hold on 

Other Ivneal disasters are "Hones" 

and "Blmg (Omfessions Of A King)," 
which, Along with its awful title, fea- 
tures the worst attempt at recreating the 
famous "I got soul but I'm not a sol- 
dier" chorus line in "All These Things 
I've Done" with a chirpy and weak rep- 
etition of "higher and higher!" 

"Sam's Town" proves that The 
Killers may have chosen the wrong 
rock icon to model themselves after. 
While Springsteen was able to emote 
melodramatic songs without appearing 
whiny and lyrically inept, The Killers 
just seem to be blowing simple 
moments into theatrical spectacles. 
"Sam's Town" is nothing but a scruffi- 
er version of Hot Fuss: worth listening 
to for a few catchy songs, but unable to 
establish itself as a stand-alone album. 




XC third 
in state 

by Laura Onderko 
Staff Writer 

The women's cross-country team 
had its only home meet of the season 
Saturday, playing host to the Maine 
State Meet. The Polar Bears finished 
third behind Colby and Bates. 

Colby's Karen Prisby was first over- 
all, while junior Laura Onderko crossed 
the finish line first for Bowdoin and 
fourth overall. Working together 
through the 5k race, Courtney Eustace 
'08 and Lindsay Hodge '10 finished 
just six seconds apart, with 10th and 
11th, respectively. 

"Everyone has been working incred- 
ibly hard this season, and in the past two 
weeks it has started to show. Lindsay 
Hodge and Courtney Eustace had espe- 
cially spectacular races, improving on 
their personal best times and moving up 
in position during the race. Things are 
starting to come together nicely, espe- 
cially with their help," said senior co- 
captain Jamie Knight. 

Rounding out Bowdoin's top five 
were Kristen Brownell '07 and 
Courtney Martin '09, coming in 16th 
and 19th, respectively. Junior Sarah 
Podmaniczky finished only three sec- 
onds behind Martin, grabbing 21st, 
while Jamie Knight sprinted in three 
seconds later taking 24th. 

Senior captain Alex Knapp led the 
next pack of Bears, taking 29th, while 

Please see WXC, page 15 

Volleyball beats Endicott in 5 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Skye Lawrence '10 goes up for a spike in Wednesday's win over Endicott. 

by Kate Walsh 
Staff Writer 

The volleyball team continues to 
have one of its best seasons in school 
history, winning its last home game 
and senior night against a formidable 
opponent, Endicott College on 

The team got off to a slow start, 
however, losing the first two sets 25- 
30, 25-30. 

"The team started out a bit flat, but 
we were able to rekindle our fire and 
take the third game," said Coach 
Karen Cory. 

The Polar Bears did fight back to 
take the third game by a command- 
ing score of 30-19. They carried the 
momentum on to the fourth game, 
winning 30-25, then finished in the 
fifth set with a score of 1 5-3. 

Bowdoin improved its record to 
17-5, while Endicott fell to 17-10. 
The win was a special victory for the 
players, as it was the last home game, 
senior night, and a hard-fought victo- 

"It was so great to win on senior 
night. I think that was one of the key 
things that carried us through the 
match, especially after losing the first 
two games," said Margo Linton '08. 
"We knew it was our last home 
match with them, and we were deter- 
mined to win even if it took all 

Corey was also pleased with the 

"It was a thrilling victory for us 
that was right down to the wire... 
Endicott was a team quite compara- 
ble in talent and experience, I was 

glad that we fought hard for the vic- 
tory," she said. 

The statistical leaders for the game 
were senior Erin Prifoglc (17 kills 
and 7 blocks), first-year Jenna Diggs 
(34 assists and 27 digs), and first- 
year (iil han Page (20 kills and 12 

The volleyball team was also suc- 
cessful in last weekend's tournament, 
the Midcoast Classic, where the 
squad finished with a record of 3-1. 
The team defeated both the 
University of New England and 
Rivicr College in straight sets on 
Saturday at Bates. On Sunday, the 
Polar Bears returned to Bowdoin and 
suffered their only defeat of the 
weekend to Cal State East Bay. They 
then faced the University of Dallas, 
and won 3-1. 

The team also faced two N ESC AC 
opponents last week. On October 11, 
the team faced Bates. The Polar 
Bears dropped the first set, but man- 
aged to rally back the next three sets 
for the win, defeating Bates 22-30, 
30-25, 30-25. 30-28. Statistical lead- 
ers for the match were Diggs with 26 
assists and 23 digs, and Enn Prifogle, 
who notched 1 1 kills and 4 blocks. 
On Saturday the team competed 
against Amherst, and. despite a 
valiant effort, lost in straight sets (30- 

This weekend the volleyball team 
will be competing in the Hall of 
Fame Tournament in Springfield, 
where it will compete against 
Brandeis, MIT. and Mount Holyoke 
The Polar Bears also will face 
NESCAC opponents Tufts in 
Massachusetts on Wednesday. 

Hamilton squad shuts out Polar Bear football 

by Joel Samen 
Staff Writer 

A bevy of turnovers led the Polar 
Bears to a 12-0 loss to an 0-3 
Hamilton squad last Saturday in New 

Nine fumbles, three of which were 
lost, and two interceptions stalled 
Bowdoin's offensive opportunities 
while the defense limited the 
Continentals to only two scores. 
However, Hamilton's early scoring 
efforts led to Bowdoin's fourth loss in 
a young and, thus far, winless season. 

Before its game against Bowdoin. 
Hamilton had not scored a single 
point during the 2006 season. 

Midway through the first quarter, 
Hamilton received the hall on the 50- 
yard line after Bowdoin unsuccessful- 
ly ran the ball on fourth down. The 
Continentals then ran the ball on eight 
out of nine plays, resulting in a two- 
yard touchdown rush by John 
Lawrence. Senior Dave Donahue 
blocked the ensuing extra point 
attempt, limiting Hamilton to six 
points in the first quarter. 

In the second quarter, Bowdoin 
produced a drive that penetrated deep 
into Hamilton territory on the back of 
a strong rushing effort by running 
back Jeff Smith '08. However, the 
effort was thwarted when J. Koch 
intercepted a pass from quarterback 
Tom Duffy '07 on Hamilton's 16-yard 
line. The Polar Bears ended 
Hamilton's subsequent 80-yard drive 
with a fantastic defensive stand on 
Bowdoin's five-yard line. 

The Bears followed up with anoth- 

er long drive, this time getting inside 
the red zone. But Hamilton defensive 
back Matt Pitarresi forced wide 
receiver Doug Johnson '07 to rumble 
after a reception, only one play after 
Duffy and Johnson connected on a 63- 
yard pass. Brandon Clair recovered 
the fumble and returned it 43 yards. 
Two completed passes later. Hamilton 
found itself with another touchdown, 
this time with Damon Hall-Jones 'W 
blocking the point after. 

Duffy, Johnson, and Smith were 
each responsible for two fumbles, 
with all three of them losing one 
Combined with two interceptions, 
Bowdoin turned the ball over tour 
times in Hamilton territory, killing 
potential scoring drives. 

"Turnovers were a huge pan ot the 
loss," said senior offensive lineman 
Russell Stevens "We had our best 
offensive and best defensive game of 
the season, but the turnovers were 
costly. This week will be big with the 
game against Trinity, especial!) since 
it's Homecoming We'll need to keep 
up our offensive and defensive per- 
formance and keep the ball in our 
hands. We need to force Trinity into 
some turnovers." 

However, the team's offensive pro- 
duction was in many ways at its best 
in the game. The Polar Bears amassed 
a season-high 364 yards of offense, 
along with a season-high 20 first 

Bowdoin's defense also did well, 
stopping the Continentals on several 
key possessions while recovering two 
interceptions of their own. Captain 
Brendan Murphy '07 returned to the 

Courtesy of Alison Curtin, The Bowdoin Bugle 
Tight end Mike Karrat '08 catches the Bears' only touchdown in Bowdoin's 16-6 loss to Tufts two weeks ago. 

team after missing a game with a 
hamstring injury and intercepted a 
pass to halt a fourth-quarter Hamilton 
drive. Senior linebacker John Regan 
also nabbed an INT in the first quarter. 
Michael Vitousek '07 led the team in 
taqkjes with eleven (eight solo), while 

first-year Tyler Tennant contributed 
seven solo tackles of his own and 
assisted on three. Joseph Cruise '07 
had the team's lone sack, which 
pushed Hamilton back three yards. 

Twelve points is the lowest total a 
team has scored against Bowdoin 

since a 35-10 win over Wesleyan last 

In then - previous game (on Parent's 
Weekend), the Polar Bears fell to 
Tufts 16-6 in Brunswick. 

Please see FOOTBALL, page 15 




Field hockey wins 
against Rhodes 

by Emileigh Mercer 


The Held hockey team dominated on 
its home turf this week, handily heating 
Rhodes College 4-0 The Lynx, who 
traveled from Tennessee for Tuesday's 
game, were no match for Bowdoin's 
team effort, with goals coming from 
four different players 

Senior Sarah Horn netted her first 
goal of the season in the matchup, with 
sophomore Lindsay McNamaru and 
seniors (iail Winning and Burgess 
I ePagc also tallying goals lor the Polar 

In a touching gesture, the Rhtxics 
Field Hockey Team presented Howdoin 
with a generous donation to the Taryn 
King Memorial fund prior to the game 
t orning from a team that plays hun- 
dreds of miles away and that we'd never 
met, Rhodes 's donation was one of the 
most unexpected and gracious com- 
memorations to her memory. To know 
that Taryn 's passing touched a team that 
she had never encountered and to know 
that they cared enough to reach out and 
make such a significant donation is 
truly awe inspiring," said Mom. 

()n Saturday, the Polar Bears traveled 
to Connecticut College and heat the 
Camels J-l The Camels (1-5 
Nl S( ' A( ' ) had quick forwards, hut scn- 
hw captain I cPage said the key to shut- 
ting them down was "that our attackers 
were relentless in the circle, keeping 
pressure on ('twin's defense and goalie." 
The game stayed even at (M), but an 
offensive charge by the Polar Bears pro- 
duced three goals in nine minutes. 
lePagc scored the first goal, and for- 

wards McNamara and Maddie 
McQuceney '09 tallied the second and 
third goals, respectively, soon after. 

"Despite being tied at the half we 
were dominating offensively and back- 
ing up (hit play with strong defense. 
Once we scored, we fell into our 
groove," said sophomore defender l>eah 

The Camels challenged the three- 
goal lead in the final minutes of the 
game. The strong Polar Bear defease 
and diving saves by senior nctmindcr 
Kate Leonard kept the Camels to one 
goal and preserved the win for 

Before fall break, the Polar Bears 
beat both Tufls and Bates by scores of 
2-1 in important league games. 
Against Tufts (3-3 NKSCAC) key 
goals were scored by McNamara and 
Winning. Sophomore midfielder Julia 
King had two assists in the win. Bates 
dropped to I -4 in the league when the 
Polar Bears came from behind last 
Wednesday. McNamara scored off of 
a penalty stroke to tie the game, and 
also slid the ball to junior Hillary 
Hoffman who buried the game winner 
before halftime. 

l^ooking to the rest of the season, 
McNamara remarked that "the last three 
games are big for us because we are 
currently tied with Williams and 
Middlcbury for first place Winning 
these games will be key to gaining 
home advantage in the NESCAC tour- 

Bowdoin will play Trinity (1-5 
NESCAC) on Saturday before playing 
the University of Southern Maine away 
on Tuesday. 

Courtesy of Paul Rula 
Seniors Kelly Rula and Simon Bolmgren sail their No. 12 boat to victory at the Casco Bay Open two weeks ago. 

Sailing gets votes for top 20 

by Kelly Rula 

Over the past month, Bowdoin 
sailing has been cleaning up on the 

Over Parents Weekend at the 
Casco Bay Open, Bowdoin sailors 
Simon Bolmgren '07, Kelly Rula 
'07, Matt Karlan '08, and Erin 
Taylor '09 took first place with a 40- 

point differential over their competi- 

That same weekend at the Hobart 
Intersectional in New York, juniors 
Mark Dinneen, Kelly Pitts, Rob 
Parrish, and Katie Auth tied for 
fourth place overall. Last weekend, 
the junior squad made another strong 
showing at the Wood Intersectional 
held by Dartmouth College, bolster- 
ing Bowdoin's reputation. 

These accomplishments have not 
gone unnoticed by the greater sailing 
community. For the week of October 
3, Bowdoin College received votes 
for the National Top 20 rankings in 
Sailing World magazine. This week- 
end, the team travels to Brown 
University to compete in the Atlantic 
Coast Championship qualifier, the 
Hoyt Trophy as well as the Oberg 
Trophy hosted by MIT. 


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The rundown 

by Chris Adams-Wall 

Why didn't anybody see this coming? 
For the second straight year an unex- 
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against an unexpected contender from 
the National League Central in the 2006 
World Series. So if we continue with this 
trend, I guess it's safe to say that the 
2007 World Series will be the Cleveland 
Indians against the Milwaukee Brewers. 
Well we'll see. 

Last year, the Chicago White Sox 
dominated the Houston Astros with 
pitching and timely hitting, sweeping 
them in Game 4 with a 1-0 victory. This 
year's Fall Classic, which begins tomor- 
row at 7:30 pm ET, on FOX, has given 
us every reason to believe in similar 
results when the Detroit Tigers will wel- 
come the St. Louis Cardinals to 
Comerica Park in Motown. But will it in 
fact be similar to last year? 

This is arguably one of the most 
inconceivable matchups in World Series 
history, for both teams limped patheti- 
cally into the playoffs and were written 
off immediately. 

The Tigers (95-67) held first place in 
the AL Central for most of the season 
over the White Sox and Twins, and were 
in control of their own destiny entering 
the season's final series at home against 
MLB's version of Napoleon Dynamite, 
the last-place Kansas City Royals. 
Apparendy though, the Royals had been 
practicing some dance moves, and 
somehow managed to complete the 
three-game sweep of Detroit, crowning 
the Twins as division champions on the 
final day. The Tigers settled for the wild 
card, and after a couple of A-Rod whiffs 
and Maggl io Ordonez bombs, they now 
find themselves entering their first World 
Series since 1984 with an unbelievable 
pitching staff with a stunning postseason 
ERA of 2.32, a potent offense, and a 
loveable, yet all-business manager in 
Jim Ley land. 

The Cardinals conclusion to the regu- 
lar season is nearly comparable to the 
fable of the tortoise and the hare, for they 
held an 8.5 game lead over second-place 
Houston who cut that lead to half a game 

within the last two weeks of the season 
Thanks to a fortuitous wake-up call for 
St Louis, however, the hare ultimately 
woke up from his relaxing nap and fin- 
ished the race before the tortoise, clinch- 
ing the division for the Cardinals with a 
terrible 83-78 record. Nevertheless, this 
underdog club rose to the occasion by 
eliminating an overrated San Diego 
Padres team and squeaking by die heav- 
ily favored Mets last night on the road at 
Shea Stadium in the seventh and decid- 
ing game. The Cards edged out the 3-1 
win thanks to another superb outing by 
NLCS MVP Jeff Suppan and a two-run 
(daresay Aaron Boone-like) homer by 
catcher Yadier Molina For whatever 
reason, it is in the Cards. 

But we are now faced with the most 
perplexing question of them all: Who 
wins it all? Most of us wouldn't think 
twice about choosing the Tigers, who 
have dropped just one game this post- 
season, and declare them champions 
immediately. The story is just too per- 
fect The team, the manager, the fans, 
and the city deserve it more than any- 
body, and it's difficult not to root for 
them either if you happened to catch 
their celebration over the Yankees in 
Game 4, consisting of numerous 
remarkable moments like running up 
and down the foul lines high-fiving fans, 
and Kenny Rogers pouring champagne 
all over a security guard. But let us not 
forget the Cardinals, who are coming off 
one of the most emotional series ever 
witnessed. They know they^ are under- 
dogs, but they have been since late 
September and they only seem to thrive 
on that 

Their pitching has also been signifi- 
cantly solidified in this last series with 
terrific starts by Suppan, Jeff Weaver, 
and Chris Carpenter, and let's not forget 
the offense, led by NL MVP hopeful 
Albert Pujols. Yet with intriguing 
matchups across the board including 
Weaver facing his former team as well 
as Tigers' second baseman Placido 
Polanco, combined with expert manag- 
ing on both sides on what appears to be 
a balanced playing field, it remains 
impossible to call. 

So again, who will win it all? It's any- 
one's guess. 

Tigers in 7. 

Women run to third in state 

WXC, from page 13 

Livy Lewis '07, Lindsey Schickner '09, 
and Kira Frenzen MO took 41st, 49th. 
and 57th, respectively. First-years 
Taylor McCormack, Claudia Hartley, 
and Kristina Dahmann all finished 
within 25 seconds of each other, taking 
73rd, 77th, and 82nd, while fellow first- 
years Leah Stecher, 97th, and Claire 
Williams, 1 18th, completed Bowdoin's 
charge to the finish. 

The weekend before the state meet 
the Bowdoin women traveled down to 
Boston to race in the Open New 
England Championships held at 
Franklin Park. Attended by die some of 
the best Division HI teams in New 
England and even attracting Division I 
and II teams, the meet boasted a very 
competitive field, with 314 runners 
competing in the varsity race. The Polar 
Bears rose to the challenge, taking 27th 
out of 46 teams. 

Schickner, Elizabeth Onderko '08, 
and McCormack represented Bowdoin 
in the sub-varsity race, taking 128th, 
181st and 192nd. In the varsity race, 
Laura Onderko was Bowdoin's first fin- 
isher in 77th place. Brownell came 
through the finishing chute next in 
142nd, with Eustace following only two 
seconds and five places later. Hodge 
sprinted to the finish three seconds 
behind Eustace, taking 153rd, and was 

pursued closely by Knapp, Knight and 
Podmaniczky, in 165th, 179th, and 
1 9 1 st respectively. Only a minute sepa- 
rated the Polar Bears' first and seventh 

"I was particularly impa'sscd with 
the effort in both races by Sarah 
Podmaniczky," said Slovenski "She 
has made tremendous improvement, 
and gives us good depth around the No. 
5 position." 

In both meets, many of the women 
ran personal bests, and exceeded 
Slovenski 's expectations. 

"Our goal was to have five women 
under 20:00 for the 5k in the New 
England's and the Maine State Meet" 
said Slovenski. "The team ran very well 
and we had six runners go under 

With no meet this weekend, the Polar 
Bears will start preparing for the final 
races of the season. 

"There are three teams from our con- 
ference just ahead of us in the rank- 
ings," observed Coach Slovenski. 
"We're running well, but we have to 
find some more speed and heart to catch 
the three teams just in front of us. I think 
we have the talent and we'll rest up a 
little more for the next races." 

The Bowdoin women's next meet 
will be the NESCAC Championships at 
Connecticut College on Saturday, 
October 28. 



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Sa 10/7 v. UNE (at Bates W 3-0 

Midcost Classic) 

v. Rivier (at Bates MC) W 3-0 

v. Cal State-Easy Bay L 3-0 

(at Bowdoin MC) 

v. U. Dallas (at 

Bowdoin MC) 
W 10/11 at Bates 
Sa 10/14 v. Amherst (at Tufts) 
W 10/18 v Endicort 


F 10/20- at Hall of Fame 
Sa 10/21 Tournament 
W 10/25 at Tufts 






























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Su 10/8 

Su 10/8 

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Tu 10/10 at U. New England 

Sa 10/14 at Conn. College 


Sa 10/21 v. Trinity 

Tu 10/24 at Southern Maine 



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7:00 p.m. 

Wesleyan 5 

Amherst 6 


Williams 5 






Sa 10/7 v Tufts 



W 10/11 v Bates 



Sa 10/14 at Conn. College 



Tu 10/17 v. Rhodes 




Sa 10/21 v Trinity 11:30 am 

Tu 10/24 at Southern Maine 3:30 p.m 



Sa 10/7 at CBB Classic 1st of 3 

Su 10/8 at Husson Invitational 4th 



Sa 10/7 atOpenN.E.s 10th of 45 

(Boston. Mass.) 
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(at Bowdoin) 

Middlebury 4 
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at Open N.E.s 
(Boston, Mass.) 
Sa 10/14 State Championship 3rd of 9 
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Sa 10/7 v.Bates W 37-12 

Sa 10/14 at Maine-Orono W 5-0 


Sa 10/21 v Colby 1:00 p.m. 

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Sa 10/7 v Tufts 

M 10/9 v Gordon 

Sa 10/14 at Conn College 

M 10/16 atWheaton 


Sa 10/21 v Trinity 
Su 10/22 at Babson 



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Sa 10/14 at. Colby 

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Women's soccer defeats Conn, 
College after shutting out UNE 

by Bridget Keating 

After falling in its last five contests, 
the Bowdoin Women's Soccer Team 
answered back this past week, posting 
two victories in four days. 

The streak started last Tuesday 
with an emphatic 6-0 win over 
regional rival. University of New 

The Bears hit the ground running in 
the first 20 minutes thanks to a pair of 
goals from Ann Zeigler 'OX, scored 
only a minute apart 

The Nor'easters were given little 
chance to respond, when only 10 min- 
utes later forward Claire Cutting '08, 
who currently leads the conference in 
points earned per game, notched her 
first of three goals. The Bears ended 
the day outshooting UNE 32-8, a 
dominating offensive performance. 

Using momentum from Tuesday's 
shutout, the Polar Bears notched 
another victory in New London, beat- 
ing Connecticut College 6-2. On 
Saturday, the Bowdoin offense pro- 
vided more fireworks. 

Grace Moore '08 emerged out of 
Bowdoin's defensive zone to lead the 

charge by scoring the first goal of the 
day at 1 1 34 off of a Kat Whitley 08 
assist. Before halftime, the Bears 
received an insurance goal from an 
unassisted Emily Swaim '09, giving 
them a cushioned 2-0 lead. 

Soon after the second half com- 
menced, the Camels notched their 
first goal of the day, cutting the lead to 
one. Despite this attempt, the Bears 
remained composed and responded 
with a string of four uninterrupted 
goals in 10 minutes 

"I think one of the important things 
we learned was that we can still hold 
strong mentally even if we get scored 
on." said captain Ivy Blackmore '07 
"l think mental toughness has been 
one of our major weak points this sea- 
son, but we were able stay strong, 
hold it together, and come out with a 
crucial W'" 

Bowdoin received goals from four 
different players in the 6-2 win, three 
of which came from .Ann Zeigler '08 
Zeigler rounded out the week with a 
total of five goals on offense, which 
earned her NESCAC Player of the 
Week honors. 

Prior to this week's back-to-back 
wins, the Polar Bears posted a frus- 

trating 2-1 loss to Tufts University on 
Parents Weekend. The Bears started 
the match off strong, thanks to a 
Blackmore goal that put Bowdoin 
ahead after only five minutes of play. 
The squad maintained the lead at 
intermission, but two unanswered 
Tufts goals left the Bears facing a 
one-goal deficit for the remainder of 
the match. 

The Polar Bears will spend this 
week preparing for Saturday's 1 1 a.m. 
conference match against the Trinity 
Bantams With the season winding 
down, the Bears are looking to main- 
tain their winning streak and achieve 
team goals, one of which is making 
the NESCAC tournament. 

Moore hopes to "keep new 
momentum going, taking the rest of 
the season one game at a time and 
punishing each team we play " 

"Tournament time is a new sea- 
son," said Moore. "Even though we 
had a rough regular season we learned 
a lot and are a much stronger team 
because of it heading into the last two 
weeks. It is tough to beat a good team 
twice, and if we make the tournament, 
1 think other teams will be scared to 
play us again." 

Football falls to 0-4, will welcome Trinity 

FOOTBALL, from page 13 

The Jumbos dominated the game 
with 246 yards of offense on the 
ground. Bowdoin played a clean game 
with only one penalty and no 
turnovers, but the offense was held in 
check with only 240 yards, 143 of 

which came on its final two posses- 

Tufts came out with a touchdown 
on its first possession and never 
looked back, controlling the clock for 
over 35 minutes. Bowdoin's lone 
touchdown came on a one-yard con- 
nection between Duffy and tight end 

Mike Karrat '08. 

The Polar Bears' next game is at 
home this Saturday against Trinity at 
1 p.m. Bowdoin looks to avert history, 
as the team's last win against Trinity 

came in 1998. Bowdoin has not 


opened a season 0-4 since its 2003 
winless season. 




Men's soccer beats 
Wheaton and Conn. 

by Eren Munir 
Staff Writer 

Reality set in very quickly for the 
men's soccer team after its two aston- 
ishing wins over Amherst and 
Middlebury a couple of weeks ago. 

Those two wins gave the team a 
sense of invincibility, but Tufts did its 
best to bring the men back down to 
earth with a 5-0 trouncing at Farley 
* Fields. The perennial NESCAC cel- 
lar-dwellers did their best imperson- 
ation of a powerhouse for the day as 
the Jumbos dominated the Polar 
Bears in every aspect of the game 
right from the opening whistle 

Captain Brendan Egan 'OH 
described the aftermath. 

"It was a feeling of total astonish 
men! anil embarrassment." he said 
'Tufts definitely deserved to win thai 
da\ rhey played very well and 
(.aught us on a day thai wc were 
unfortunately very Rat." 

Fortunately lor Bowdoin, the loss 
did not come in the NESCAC play 
oils, which means that the team has a 
chance to redeem itself every tune u 
takes the pitch from here on out I he 
three games since the defeat, .ill solid 
2 ti victories, have vaulted the Polar 
Beais in the right direction 

I think the victories were excel 
lent team results," said Egan, "and 
wc have done a g(M>d job of separat- 
ing ourselves from the lulls game " 

The three-game win streak indi- 
cates that the only fallout from the 
loss has been a healthy, rigid determi- 
nation to play as hard as. possible for 
a full 90 minutes. The run started 
with a 2-0 thumping over Gordon 
College, where the Polar Bears 
racked up more than three times as 
many shots on goal as their oppo- 

The team used second-half goals 
from Egan and Nick Figueiredo 'OS 
to get the unsav ory taste of the Tufts 

match out of its mouth. Against 
Connecticut College, Justin Ito-Adler 
'08 put Bowdoin on the board in the 
team's 2-0 victory, and Figueiredo 
sealed the deal with another second- 
half strike. 

Bowdoin 's most recent victory, a 
tightly contested 2-0 shutout over a 
powerful Wheaton side, showcased 
the Bears' most impressive perform- 
ance since prior to the Tufts debacle. 

Wheaton entered the game 1 0th in 
New England, according to the 
National Soccer Coaches of America 
poll, and a gaudy .12-4 home record 
that dates back several seasons. But 
this did not intimidate Bowdoin. 

The Polar Bears used an impres- 
sive burst of offense in a six-minute 
span to open and close the scoring 
against their opponents First-year 
Tom Wakefield opened his collegiate 
goal scoring account in the 75th 
minute and Figueiredo continued his 
convincing impression of Red Sox 
closer Jonathon Papelbon with a goal 
in the Hist minute 

Bowdoin *s net-minder Nathan 
I ov it/ OH was also a force in all 
three v ictones as he amassed 1 1 
s.ivcs in the hack-to back-to-back 
shutouts to push his season total to 

"We've played good team defense, 
worked the ball around well, and 
scored some great goals." said Fgan. 
"We can't just say big things like we 
want a NESCAC championship or 
we want to make a run through the 
NCAAs without being willing to go 
through the hard work that it takes to 
achieve those goals." 

Homecoming Weekend will be 
crucial for the Polar Bears as they 
start the weekend with an important 
matchup with NESCAC rival Trinity 
at home on Saturday at noon. The 
team will then travel to face Babson 
on Sunday as the Bears continue their 
journey to the NESCAC playoffs. 

Men's rugby extends 
month-old losing streak 

by Jeremy Bernfeld 

The Bowdoin Men's Rugby Team 
tell to 1-4 on the season on Saturday, 
losing at Colby in a 9-3 match. Colby 
scored nine unanswered points on three 
penalty kicks in the second half to beat 
the Bowdoin squad. 

The Black Pack held a slim 3-0 lead 
thanks to a Sam Kamin '08 penalty kick 
at the end of the first half. The teams 
were well-matched, with both sides 
tackling well and saving tries on spec- 
tacular goal-line stands. 

"Wc really dominated the first half." 
Coach Rick Scala said, "the only prob- 
lem was that we failed to punch it in and 
get mote points." 

"Almost everyone on the field played 
really well," senior captain Dan Jaffe 
said. "Had it not been for a few bouts of 
handling errors and two unfortunate 

penalties, 1 think we would have won." 

The three-man lineout combination 
of juniors Alex Chittim and Ryan 
Devcnyi. and senior captain Jody Mullis 
won almost every ball and played 
extremely well. Jaffe said. 

Scala also cited the return of the oft- 
injured Jaffe. the intensity of John 
Greene '07, and the solid play of seniors 
Eric Robinson, Morgan Connelly, Jody 
Mullis, Dan Campbell, and Dan Duarte 
as high points. 

"We're really looking forward to the 
spring season," Jaffe said. "We'll get a 
chance to play all of these teams again, 
and hopefully we'll be able to exact 
some revenge." 

Over Parents Weekend, Bowdoin lost 
at home to a dominant University of 
Maine-Orono squad, 41-7. 

Bowdoin finished the regular season 
in fourth place of four in the North divi- 

Anthony Regis '07: Soccer 
player, student, firefighter 

by Emily Baird 
Staff Writer 

An academic, athletic, and civic 
standout, senior Anthony Regis, co- 
ATHI FTF ca P tam of the men's soc- 
cer team, sports many 
PROFILE uniforms. Rarely does a 
Polar Bear zip from the lab to prac- 
tice to a local fire rescue — all in a 
day's work. 

On the field. Regis anchors the 
midfield, patrolling the back and 
driving the offense. With four 
assists already this year, Regis has 
asserted himself as a key component 
in the Polar Bear victory strategy, 
contributing to each of this season's 
nine wins. Most recently. Regis 
helped secure a victory over a com- 
petitive Wheaton squad after head- 
ing a ball to junior Nick Figueiredo, 
who scored in the Slst minute. 

Having started in 55 out of his 60 
Bowdotfl career games, Regis main- 
tains a respected presence on and off 
the field. Always a gentleman, his 
commitment and work ethic trans- 
late well into his Bowdoin and 
Brunswick life. 

It takes few words to describe this 
athlete, who is "an awesome lad," 
according to Coach Fran O'Leary, 
who added Regis is simply, "a 
coach's dream. A smashing kid who 
gives 100 percent to every endeavor, 
squeezing every minute out of every 

As a captain. Regis had an imme- 
diate impact on first-year Tom 

"He is a player who leads by 
example, the one you want to play 
like on the field, and act like off." 
Wakefield said. 

Co-captain Brendan Egan '08 
described Regis as "a perfect exam- 
ple of a Bowdoin student-athlete — 
the most responsible guy- always 
holding himself accountable for 
every one of his actions. He is an 
absolute class act." 

Disciplined and talented. Regis 
made the 2005 NESCAC All- 
Academic Team, and this semester 
is completing an honors project for 
his biology major, which examines 
how the methylation of a pathogen- 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 
Senior midfielder Anthony Regis is a leader for the men's soccer team. 

ic yeast protein affects its cellular 
function. Regis is currently pursuing 
a major in biology with a minor in 

But perhaps Regis is most well- 
known for his service to the town 
and county. He is never seen around 
campus without his radio. As a 
Brunswick firefighter, he is always 
on call — ready to don his rescue 
gear at any hour. 

In addition to his firefighting and 
soccer. Regis volunteers regularly at 
Mid Coast Hospital and this past 
summer lobstered in Harpswell's 
Quahog Bay. 

Regis grew up with soccer and 
hopes to continue either as a coach 
or as a player in an amateur league 
after Bowdoin. Regis has plans to 
attend medical school after gradua- 

Women's rugby defeats Orono 

by Clara Cantor 

In the past two weekends, 
women's rugby has pulled in two 
wins over difficult teams, bringing 
its season to 3-1. The Bears will 
compete against Colby at home in 
their last season game this Saturday 
at 1 p.m. 

Last weekend, Bowdoin played a 
tough game against the University 
of Maine-Orono and pulled in a 
tight win 5-0. The game was close 
all-around and intense defense by 
both teams kept the game at 0-0 at 
halftime. Fullback Daphne Lever- 
iza '07 retaliated by gaining ground 
after every long kick sent her way 
by Orono, and scored the lone try 
of the game with 1 2 minutes to go. 

Erica Camerena '10, playing in 
her first A-side game, declared the 
game "exhilarating! And very ten- 

"We played extremely tight 
clean-up defense," added Emily 
Skinner '08. "Although our nicking 
could have been better, we were 

riding their try line more than a 
couple of times." 

The Bowdoin B-side sidled in 
with a 27-5 win, led by forwards 
Carrie Miller '08 and Catherine 
Jager '09, who excelled in loose 
play. Tries by Elise Selinger '10, 
Camerena, Hannah Larson '10, 
Jager, and Skinner cemented the 
victory with help from a few rogue 
Orono ruggers. Together, the B- 
side was able to reconnect out of 
rucks and support each other all the 
way to the try line. 

Moore commented, "It was a 
great game to watch. We've 
improved a lot as a team over the 
course of the season." 

The previous weekend, on 
October 7, the ruggers trampled 
over their archrivals, the Bates 
Bobcats, 37-12. Early tries by Jeni 
Kennedy '08 and Helaina Roman 
'09 set the Bobcats into their back- 
field. Bates's only try of the half 
was quickly retaliated by a score 
for Bowdoin by Alivia Moore '09. 
In the second half, Margaret 
"Munny" Munford '07 scored a try 

and a penalty kick, followed by a 
try by Betsy McDonald '08 and a 
second score for Moore. The game 
was characterized by excellent 
team play with forwards linking 
together with backs to plow over 
the Bates defense. In addition, 
Bowdoin defense kept pressure on 
the notoriously dangerous Bates 
back line. The scrummaging was 
powerful, with all eight forwards in 
top form. 

"Our pack had them on their 
heels in every scrum. It was beauti- 
ful to watch," said flyhalf Sara 
Utzschneider '07. "We were ready 
to take control of this game." 

The B-side played equally well, 
shutting down the Bobcats 15-0. 
Miriam Sopin-Vilme '07 scored her 
second try of the season, followed 
by scores by Jager and Larson. 

"We really had our heads in the 
game," said Lizbeth Lopez '09. 
"Both sides played extraordinarily 

The Bears will play their 
Homecoming game versus Colby 
this Saturday at 1 p.m. 




The anatomy of cross-country success 

by Ross Jacobs 

The Bowdoin Men's Cross- 
country Team claims state cham- 
pionship, eyes NESCAC champi- 
onship, Top 10 at Dili Nationals 

The black-capped chickadee is 
Maine's official state bird. Maine's 
official state berry is the wild blueber- 
ry. The Bowdoin Cross Country Team 
is the official Men's Division III state 

Unlike the chickadee or the blue- 
berry, Bowdoin 's title is not a peren- 
nial feat. The cross-country team has 
come from every comer of the nation, 
running as many as 90 miles per week 
to claim this title and establish itself 
as the frontrunner for the NESCAC 
Championship and put itself in con- 
tention for a top- 10 finish at Dili 

At the state meet, at Bowdoin's 
Pickard Field on Saturday, the team 
placed four out of the top eight racers 
to claim the victory. Sophomore 
Archie Abrams (25:53.38, third) and 
senior Owen McKenna (25:55.53, 
fourth) led the Polar Bears, followed 
by first-year Thompson Ogilvie 
(25:55.85, fifth). Juniors John Hall 
and Nate Krah rounded out Bowdon's 
top five for a total of 33 team points, 
beating Bates (56 points) and the 
Bobcats' Steve Monsulick, who ran 
the winning time of 25:33.08. 

Colby placed third overall with 59 
points thanks to a second-place finish 
by Daniel Vassallo (25:42.72). 

Arguably more impressive than the 
state championship was Bowdoin's 
10th place (out of 40) finish at Open 
New Englands on October 7. 
Bowdoin stunned the NESCAC com- 
petition by taking first place among 
competing Dill schools, including 
division rivals Tufts, Williams, and 
Wesleyan. Among the successes of 
the day were sub-26-minute finishes 
from Abrams, McKenna. Krah. 
Ogilvie and 26:02 from John Hall '08. 

The team's triumphs at Open New 
Englands and the state meet revealed 
the efficacy of the team's training and 
potential. Coach Peter Slovenski said 
two things about the team at these 

"We're healthy and we've done a 
lot of training for the past five 
months," he said. 

Looking ahead, Slovenski added, 
"Wc think the hard work we've done 
will pay off with good results in the 

"Leadership from everyone" 

"We've always looked up to 
Andrew Combs ['06]. He was a four- 
time All-American, a leader, and 

without him there would be a lot of 
disconnects on our team — he was the 
'Socrates' of Bowdoin cross-coun- 
try," said Ken Akiha '08. who ran a 
26:31, the race of his life, on 

Nate Krah '08 echoed Akiha's sen- 
timent about Combs and added, 
"Andrew is the one unifying guy 
between us and the 2002 NESCAC 
Championship team." 

Combs 's legacy lives on in the 
minds of the upperclassmen but Krah 
believes "the amazing thing about this 
year's team is that we've filled the 
leadership gaps left by Combs. All of 
us were captains of our high school 
XC teams so the theme of this year 
has been leadership from everyone." 

How exactly does "leadership from 
everyone" translate into five Polar 
Bears running five consecutive miles 
faster than 5: 10 per mile? 

"Everyone has a role," said Ahika. 
"The guy who keeps the slow pace on 
easy day is just as crucial as the guy 
who paces the team to a 4:50 interval 
mile at the end of a workout." 

The "leadership from everyone" 
concept seems to be working for 
Bowdoin XC as the top five runners 
are all clustered within a minute of 
each other for the five mile race. The 
XC members do have a choice as to 
how they want to spend the hours of 4 
p.m. until 7 p.m. every day through 

With such rigorous training day in 
and day, Akiha highlighted that the 
"great energy and leadership of the 
first-years keeps us excited to run." 

Contributions from everyone cre- 
ate what Krah calls "a family. A band 
of brothers." 

Summer training 

Running experts say that taking 
one week off of running takes away 
about three weeks of training. That 
means one thing for top Bowdoin run- 
ners: somehow they must fit daily 
running into their summer schedule. 
This summer. Hall held a job where 
he had to leave for work at 8 a.m. and 
would get back at 6 p.m. Hall, a 
Sarah and James Bowdoin scholar, 
said every day he would "get back 
late, run, cook, and eat, and after all 
that 1 would be so tired I would head 
right to bed." 

To incorporate running into his life 
he would often do errands and "run 
back with my hands full." 

Florida native Krah faced a differ- 
ent set of problems: it's hard to do a 
15 mile long run in 100 degree heat. 
Krah would often get up at f> a.m. to 
get his workout in 

The Bowdoin runners' mileage 
peaks at the beginning of September. 

Courtesy of the Jacobs family 
Junior John Hall (No. 126) finished 104th of 307 in the New England Championships, in which Bowdoin finished first. 

Many of the top runners run 75 or 
even 90 miles a week leading up to 
the first official team practices. 

Every Sunday at the beginning of 
the season, runners do the legendary 
"Beans in the Back" run. Runners 
start at Bowdoin and touch the front 
door of L.L. Bean and run back for a 
total of 1 8 hilly miles. 

Krah claimed, "Bowdoin runners 
have been doing the run for ever, it's 
the peak, the ultimate run." 

How XC Scoring Works 

First place in the meet stores one point 
for o team, second points receives two 
points for o team third place receives three 
points, etc. 

Courtesy of Brian Beard, Creative Images Photography 
Four years of Bowdoin XC: Thompson Ogilvie '10, Archie Abrams '09, Nate 
Krah '08, and Owen McKenna '07 lead Bowdoin to a state championship. 

Health, patience, persistence 

At the Open New Englands cham- 
pionship. Abrams came from 40th 
place at mile two, slowly moved up 
and jolted at the chute to catch two 
runners. Abrams claimed 15th at the 
meet to win the title ot "All-New 
England" while finishing as the sec- 
ond Dili runner. Out most of last year 
with an injury. Abrams's race paral- 
lels his road to recovery 

"There was a lot of frustration, but 
I just had to keep believing and keep 
telling myself I have three more 
years." said Abrams. who finished 
first for Bowdoin at the Open New 
Englands in a blistering 25 13 To 
lighten the heavy toll pavement run- 
ning takes on a runner. Abrams has 
been diligently "aquajogging" three 
days a week 

Abrams's teammate Hall added. 
"He works so hard with the cross 
training These recovery efforts are 
clearly paying oft. It's really excil 
to see Archie doing so well it's great 
for him and great for the team " 

Slovenski highlighted the impor- 
tance of patience and persistence in 
Archie's road to recovery 

"Archie always had the talent to be 
an all-star cross-country runner, and 
this year he has the patience," 
Slovenski said. "The five-mile race is 
so long and the training volume is so 
high that you need to be patient with 
yourself and the workouts." 

Captain Tyler Lonsdale '08 
believes Abrams's training reveals the 
team's focus on individualized train- 
ing and holds "many talented runners 
achieve success by realizing their 
individual needs, and by approaching 
training as an art rather than a science. 
Archie has found how to harness and 
develop his talent most effectively, 
which is really starting to pay off for 
him. It's always a great thing to watch 

The point values for the top five individ- 
uals runners on each team ore added up 

However, only seven runners per team con 
"displace." which means if team A has 10 run 
ners finish before the runners on any other 
team finish, the 1 1th place runner on team B 
would be awarded eight points for the team 

By The Numbers 

13S: Weight of 510" first-year Alex 


90: Junior Nate Krah s peak miles/week 

48: Sophomore Archie Abrams's streak of 

days with at least 70 minutes of exercise 

1 5: Runners on Bowdoin's XC team who ran 

five miles in less than 30:00 this year 

9: Teams Bowdoin beat to claim the state 


1: Senior top seven runner on this years 


0: Number of New England Dill teams that 

beat Bowdoin at the Open New Englonds 

The Cross-Country Body 

ARMS: Curls and tn 
cep exercises, bench 
press pull-ups 

HEAD: Visualizes 
"sitting ' in the lead 
pack, working hard 
and kicking faster 
than anyone else 

CHEST: Bench Press, 
push-ups, pull-ups 

LOWER BACK: Bridges 
and reverse sit ups 



ABS: Seven minute 
ab routine 

CALVES: Coif raises 
with weights, hill run- 
ning, road biking, bare 
foot running on sand 



Increase aerodynam 
ics, and he likes the 



Strengthening with 
golf balls 


QUADS: Squats on bal 
ance ball with weights, 
biking uphill, plyomet- 
rics, pool running 

Graphic by Ross Jacobs 
Model: Nathan fCrah '08 

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Bowdoin Orient 


I-.wWhW 1871 

Respect Super Snack staff 

Supposedly, as a student body, we appreciate the members of the 
support staff who work so hard to make Bowdoin a safe and 
enjoyable place to live and learn. Krom Bowdoin 's top-notch 
Information Technology staff to the facilities crew to the acclaimed 
Dining Service, much of what we are proud of at Bowdoin stems from 
the people who work in these departments. Yet, judging by the behav- 
ior of SOflW of Ui at late-night dining during the past few years, it some- 
times appears that our actions contradict our supposed gratitude. 

The director of the dining service sent an email to the student digest 
this week reminding students to follow the rules during Super Snack. 
These rules are not particularly difficult to follow: Don't try various 
techniques to slip in alter hours and don't make nasty comments to the 
front-desk checker. This follows ;| similar message last year, co-signed 
by the president of Bowdoin Student Government, reminding students 
that they should not be belligerent to the staff In the spring of 2005, a 
physical altercation occurred in Thome Hall. These are the worst of the 
cases and we can all probablj recollect times when a friend (or maybe 
even one ol us' ) made an unnecessary mess or exhibited other disre- 
spectful beha\ tor. 

We dislike using this space to "lecture" to fellow students, ami that is 
nol what we are trying to do today. Rather, we want to challenge our- 
selves to remember that no matter what the time ol day, no matter what 
the place, no matter what we may have been drinking, we are still stu- 
dents of Bowdoin College and must live up to the responsibility that 
comes with this privilege. How can we be a community that is truly 
committed to the "Common Good" when we cannot even be commit- 
ted to courteous behavior within our own community? 

As students, the vast majority of us do appreciate the fantastic spread 
that the Super Snack staff offers us three nights a week, and the vast 
majority of us do know that some of the behavior that we have wit- 
nessed is out of line. Not only is such behavior selfish and embarass- 
ing, but we fear it may cause the Dining Service to consider terminat- 
ing Super Snack. 

The best thing we can do when seeing friends act disrespectfully is to 
tell them to cut it out instead of laughing at their antics. 

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editorial board. The editorial board is comprised of Bobby Guerette, 
Beth Kowitt. and Steve Kolowich. 

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peace are 

To the Editors: 

North Korea's testing of nuclear 
weapons has sparked another 
round of finger-pointing from 
American political parties desper- 
ate to avoid blame. Democrats 
have already seized this opportuni- 
ty to criticize the Bush administra- 
tion of neglecting the actual threat 
in North Korea We should keep in 
mind though that Kim Jong-II has 
been a threat to the world since the 
early years of the Clinton adminis- 

However, I'm not writing to place 
blame on anyone, but rather to reveal 
the shortcomings of I S. foreign pol- 
k \ making in the past decade. 
Efforts in attempting to solve the 
North Korean dilemma through 
peaceful means have resulted in rou- 
tine exploitations of aid by Kim and 
the extended survival of an incapable 
regime. As long as Kim remains the 
dictator, he remains a threat to U.S. 
interests overseas and quite possibly 

the United States itself. 

Kim has gone too far with his lat- 
est antic. The United States and 
more importantly the world cannot 
live with North Korea. As our 
esteemed alumni Christopher Hill 
states. North Korea "can have a 
future or it can have these weapons, 
but it cannot have them both." I 
strongly support the making good of 
this threat. 


Jeff Jeng '09 

Jeng is an officer of the Bowdoin 
College Republicans. 

politics has 
its place 

To the Editors: 

It seems fashionable, especially 
among cynical college students, to 
criticize political parties as obstacles 
to nuanced political discourse and 
"intelleetualism," whatever may be 
meant by that nebulous word. In a 
letter to the Orient last week, a stu- 
dent wrote that "If we are committed 
to intelleetualism and not partisan 

squabbling, we need a greater student 
voice that is not dominated by aspir- 
ing politicians." At the outset, the 
writer even expresses concern with 
all "politically driven debate," seem- 
ingly placing all political opinions 
under the umbrella of "partisan 

Political organizations bring like- 
minded people together; they do not 
destroy intellectual independence. 
Attacking "partisan rhetoric" is 
simply an easy way to claim the 
intellectual high ground while 
expressing disagreement with a 
commonly held view. Indeed, the 
most "self-serving" rhetoric often 
comes from self-described inde- 
pendents or moderates who offer 
nonconformity as their primary jus- 
tification for their beliefs. It is not 
inconsistent to arrive at one's own 
political beliefs through independ- 
ent thought and contemplation 
while also identifying with a politi- 
cal party. People who, whether con- 
sciously or not, form their political 
opinions based primarily on a desire 
to be "nonpartisan" are in fact the 
least independent thinkers in our 


Nick Kasprak '08 

The price of freedom: $46,300 

These Revelations Will 
Not Be Televised 

by Steve 

Orient Staff 


It is a mighty concept, appealing 
to the most optimistic regions of the 
human heart. The idea of freedom 
has been used to jusitfy some of the 
most grotesque and heart-rending 
wars, most spirited and complex 
political and philosophical debates, 
and most incredible individual acts 
in human history. 

When Mel Gibson cried 
of recanting his beliefs at the end of 
"Braveheart," audiences shivered 
with hope and wept in their pop- 
corn. Honestly, what other word 
could he have yelled that would 
have made viewers say, "Wow, that 
was totally worth getting his intes- 
tines diddled with rusty forceps." 
It's the only one! 

Growing up, we learned a great 
deal about freedom, but didn't experi- 
ence a whole lot of it To varying 
degrees, our "freedom" was overseen 
and regulated by our parents. While I 
considered this patently un- 
American, and wrote numerous peti- 
tions to the House Un-American 
Activities Committee (before learn- 
ing that it had been dismantled 
decades ago because it itself was un- 
American), 1 eventually realized that 
it was completely lawful for my par- 
ents to besmirch my freedom to eat 
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for every 
meal. Turns out that before age 18, 
Uncle Sam doesn't' trust me to do 
what's in my best interest, that fascist 

For many young Americans of my 
socioeconomic class, the advent of 
adulthood roughly coincides with 
their departure from home and 
arrival at that fabled oasis that is col- 
lege. And whether your parents were 
the sort that let you watch all the tel- 

evision and go to all the parties that 
you wanted or the sort that diddled 
your intestines with rusty forceps 
when you failed to call home on the 
half-hour, the freedom that is built in 
to the college lifestyle is a welcome 

And boy, do we know how to use 
it! After years of parents' tyrannical 
rule— characterized by distinct anti- 
fun prejudices — the average first- 
year collegian is chomping at the bit 
(literally or figuratively, depending 
on how controlling/sadistic his par- 
ents are) to take full advantage of the 
liberty a college environment 

Most Bowdoin first years discover 
the same outlet for their repressed 
lust for self-rule: "Social" House 
parties. Social House parties allow 
these newly christened adults to 
exercise their right to chug frothy 
cups of urine-flavored beer and rub 
up against one another without Dad 
activating the shock collar. 

These activities are often followed 
by exercises in free speech — e.g. 
bellowing at police or initiating one 
of those delightful chants at Super 
Snack — and afterwards, an oft-for- 
gotten constitutional freedom: the 
right to spend the night wretching 
into a toilet. It's so damn... patriotic! 
Why can't those godless commie 
pinkos in Congress love freedom 
this much? 

The duration of die first-year free- 
dom binge varies by case. In some 
instances, it lasts all four years of 
college, and even beyond. In other 
cases, the freedoms of college life 
are never realized, or at least not 

My own experience places me 
betwixt these extremes. Freshman 
fall, I could be spotted at almost 
every single Social House party, cos- 
tumed when necessary, drinking in, 
among other tilings, my newfound 
autonomy. But by the spring, I was 
so burned out on Social House par- 
ties that I quit drinking in anything, 
including many of these previously 
indulged liberties. 

I found that an environment where 
navigating between rooms takes 
between one and four hours, where 
attempts at conversation are stifled 
by a pounding baseline so relentless 
that students dancing too close to the 
speakers risk shellshock, and where 
the air is so saturated with heat and 
sweat that you need a snorkel to 
breathe, became unappealing after a 

Unfortunately, the freshman and 
sophomore year social life revolved 
around Social House parties. They 
were not the only option on a week- 
end night of course, but they were 
by far the most popular. As a result, 
I often found myself placed in a 
position where I would have pre- 
ferred not to attend a Social House 
party, and yet I felt as though I had to 
in order to avoid becoming a recluse. 
Social House parties were the new 
homework: another thing getting in 
the way of fun on weekends. 

My cynicism toward Social 
House parties has relented some- 
what since then, probably because 
not many of my friends attend them 
anymore either. The desire to exer- 
cise my freedom to go out and defy 
my taught notions of propriety has 
been replaced, if only partially, by 
the desire to exercise my freedom 
not to do so. I realized that just 
because you are free to do some- 
thing doesn't mean that refraining 
from doing it is any less worthy an 
exercise of freedom. 

Stoic Greek philosopher Epictetus 
said, "Freedom is not procured by a 
full enjoyment of what is desired, 
but by controlling the desire." While 
it is liberating to shake off the 
parental yoke and exercise your free- 
dom to act irresponsibly while you 
still can, it is prudent to cultivate 
habits of responsibility and restraint 
within that freedom. 

Freedom wielded irresponsibly is 
no longer an ideal worth losing 
intestines over. So treat your free- 
dom with respect Mel Gibson will 
be proud of you. Unless you're 




GOP security record fails 

by Eamonn Hart 


The current neoconservative 
regime has exploited the nation's 
concerns about terrorism and used 
these concerns to push a radical 
agenda that is anything but ration- 
al when it comes to national secu- 
rity. While the war in Afghanistan 
was still incomplete, the govern- 
ment used the September 11 
tragedy as an excuse to wage a pre- 
emptive war on Iraq, a country 
.which, a report of the Senate 
Intelligence Committee concludes, 
did not harbor terrorists nor engage 
in the production of weapon's of 
mass destruction. To make matters 
worse, the war in Iraq has lead to 
increased radicalization within the 
country and an increase of terror- 
ism in the Middle East according 
to a recently released National 
Intelligence Estimate. 

The consequences of the war in 
Iraq were not unpredicted. Military 
experts knew that the occupation 
would require serious long-term 
troop commitment and a concrete 
exit strategy. However, in a desire 
to "sell" the war to the American 
public, the administration deliber- 
ately painted a far rosier picture 
than the reality of the situation. 
Secretary of Defense Donald 
Rumsfeld stated that "the idea that 
[the war] would take several hun- 
dred thousand U.S. forces I think is 
far from the mark" and that "The 
war could last six days, six weeks. 
I doubt six months." 

Real military and regional 
experts painted a different picture. 
General Erik Shinseki suggested 
several hundred thousand troops 
would be necessary to minimize 
postwar disorder during the occu- 
pation, reports USA Today. A state 
department pre-war memo found 
on the George Washington 
University web site stated that the 
central command's war plans were 
focused on short-term military 
objectives and did not consider 
adequately the post-invasion needs 
in the country. There was no short- 
age of planning to win the war. but 
plans to "win the peace" were woe- 
fully lacking. 

Why was no meaningful plan 
made for post war Iraq? It wasn't 
because the military didn't find it 
necessary. Rather, it was due to the 
brazen incompetence of the mili- 
tary's civilian leadership. 
Brigadier General Mark Scheid 
was the chief of the logistics war 
plans division at the Pentagon. 
When his team tried to plan for the 
post war occupation, they were 
specifically instructed not to do 

sodby the secretary of Defense 
himself. Said Scheid, "I remember 
the secretary of defense saying that 
he would fire the next person that 
said that [the war required long 
term planning]." The fact that 
Rumsfeld, who presided over one 
of the most poorly planned inva- 
sions in our nation's history, is still 
in command is a telling reminder 
that our current leadership cares 
more about its political problems 
than the state of the war. 

Congress also is complicit in the 
administration's gaffes. It has pro- 
vided no meaningful oversight and 
served as a rubber stamp for the 
executive agenda. While a resolu- 
tion has been introduced calling 
for the Secretary of Defense to 
resign, the Republican majority 
has blocked a vote on the matter, 
according to the L.A. Times. When 
considering controversial national 
security policies, such as NSA 
wiretapping or detention proce- 
dures, Congress has been extraor- 
dinarily deferential to the adminis- 
tration. Consider Attorney General 
Alberto Gonzalez's testimony to 
the Senate Judiciary Committee 
with regard to wiretaps. The GOP- 
led committee declined to make 
Gonzalez testify under oath. This 
decision was made over the objec- 
tion of every Democrat on the 
panel. However, since the GOP 
holds a majority, it was able to 
allow unsworn testimony and ren- 
der meaningless what should have 
been a serious discussion about 
anti-terror policies. Congress 
recently forced through a vote on 
controversial detention procedures 
to force Democrats to either vote 

against a "national security bill" or 
endorse torture and eliminate the 
right of detainees to challenge their 
detentions in court, two things the 
Bush administration has been 
adamant about maintaining. This 
bill passed despite the strong 
objection of such military and 
diplomatic leaders as former 
Secretary of State and Chairman of 
the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin 
Powell, reports CNN. 

The Bush administration and 
Republican Congress would like 
America to believe that only 
Republicans can be trusted with 
protecting the nation. If one exam- 
ines the evidence, however, it is 
apparent that the GOP has consis- 
tently chosen politics over securi- 
ty. The nation went to war with 
faulty intelligence and poor plan- 
ning because the case for war 
could not have been made if the 
intelligence was reviewed and the 
true human cost revealed. 
Congress has refused to provide a 
check on the power of the execu- 
tive, and has enabled the adminis- 
tration to take the country down a 
dangerous path. More terrorists are 
being created in Iraq every day, 
and yet our troops still languish 
there with no real plan for victory. 
America cannot trust the GOP to 
keep the nation safe because it has 
consistently placed politics over 
planning. Only a Democratic-con- 
trolled Congress will provide real 
oversight of the dangerously 
incompetent executive branch. I 
Consider this when you go to the ) 
polls on November 7. 

Eamonn Hart '09 is a member of \ 
the Bowdoin College Democrats. 

A 'grand deception' 

by Alex Locke 

Writing an article against Bush 
at Bowdoin is basically preach- 
ing to the converted. So for that 
reason, Zachary Linhart '07 
should be appreciated for his 
opinion piece in last week's 
Orient. However, after reading 
"State of Denial: Bush at War, 
Part III," by Watergate journalist 
Bob Woodward, it seems to me 
that the Bush administration's 
failure to act before 9/11 was 
downright negligent, given what 
it knew. Despite repeated warn- 
ings from credible intelligence 
officials, Rumsfeld and others 
preferred to believe it was all a 
"grand deception" to test the 
American counterterrorism 

response — even though all com- 
mon sense pointed to a terrorist 

Woodward, whose first two 
books were very supportive of 
the Bush administration, says 
Condoleeza Rice ignored warn- 
ings given to her by then-CIA 
chief George Tenet at an emer- 
gency meeting about the al Qacda 
threat. In the typical "look over 
there!" fashion of all government 
officials (not just Republicans) 
mired in scandal, she has tried to 
shift the blame. Rice said the 
Bush administration's actions 
were "at least as aggressive as 
what the Clinton administration 
did in the preceding years." At 
least as aggressive is not good 
enough during the Clinton 
years, the threat was never big 
enough for a memo called "Bin 

Laden Determined to Attack 
Within the United States." 

Linhart says that "the next time 
you think about bashing 
President Bush, his allies, or his 
policies, think about who is cur- 
rently fighting back for the 
actions of Al Qaeda on 9/11." 
Whether or not Bush actually is 
fighting back for the actions of 
9/11 is under question. The fact 
that Saddam Hussein and Iraq 
had nothing to do with 9/11 has 
been discussed to death, but a 
more important fact remains 
unnoticed. Bush failed to catch 
Osama bin Laden, the leader of al 
Qaeda, despite enjoying five 
years of unlimited political and 
financial support. Last month on 
Fox News Live, The Weekly 
Standard editor, Fred Barnes, 
said Bush told him it is not a top 
priority use of American 
resources. There have also been 
rumors that in February 2001 
Bush may have refused an al 
Qacda offer of bin Laden in 
exchange for dropping sanctions. 
Bush can say all he wants about 
bin Laden's lack of strategic 
value and dangle other al Qacda 
officials in his place, but it does 
not matter. Americans from 
Cambridge and San Francisco to 
Wichita and Dallas are wearing 
"Wanted: Dead or Alive" shirts 
with bin Laden's face on them. 
The entire world sees bin Laden 
as the face of the ideological 
movement; the war on terror can 
never be won without his cap- 

Alex Locke is a member of the 
Class of 2010. 

Protect and believe in the American dream 

by Kenny Fahey 

The Detainee Treatment Bill 
that has been signed into law 
scares me. But my fear has little 
to do with the War on Terror, 
Republicans or Democrats, or the 
president of the United States. 
My fear does not take the pale 
form of two shimmering giants. 
My fear is not a prophecy of 
human death. 

My fear begins here. 

When the Detainee Treatment 
Bill passed, this country became 
more unrecognizable to me. 
Prolonged sleep deprivation, expo- 
sure to extreme temperatures, 
denial of legal rights: these are 
practices that our government now 
considers or supports. But isn't tor- 
ture by any other name still torture? 

I close my eyes and images of our 
founding history arise- "Give me 
liberty or give me death" - and 
everything as I imagined it to be as 
a child, perfect and hopeful. But 
today those visions appear faded, 
abused by a bill that contradicts the 
values born from them. 
My America 

slips further j t j s miS g Ulc led to think that 
into darkness. 

Supporters of we can absolutely protect the 

the bill say it is , .... , ., 

necessary to physical United States. 

protect this 

country, but the America 1 know 
has no borders and is not t ho 
ephemeral stuff of cities or build- 
ings or even people. It is without 
physical form, so no amount of 
vigilance or brutality will protect 
it. The country I know is a s> mbol, 
an idea, a myth, the faint image 

from my childhood the image 

that this bill effaces. 

This is the path we walk 

According to the National 

Intelligence Estimate, which has 

analyzed terrorist activity since 

the beginning of the Iraq war, 

Muslim jihadists are "increasing 

both in num- 

ber and geo- 
graphic dis- 
persion ." The 
estimate says 
that the war 
on terror 

curbs terrorism but at a rate slow- 
er than that which new sects form. 
Furthermore, the new sects present 
a greater risk because they arc- 
more numerous and more wide- 
spread (Mark Ma/zetti, The New 
York Times). But this does not jus- 
tify the Detainee Treatment Bill: it 

is misguided to think that we can 
absolutely protect the physical 
United States 

This is how we fall.. 

It is a dangerous time for our 
nation and the world a time that 
we might strive to know the 
America of that old dream not j 
only to protect it but also to 
believe in it again. But I foresee a 
dark future in our current actions: 
Imagine a time when death breach- 
es our borders. Imagine closing 
your eyes and trying to see the 
hope and perfection that could 
arise from the debris if we allowed 
it. Imagine finding nothing but a 
sense of something lost Imagine 
forgetting America. 

I Ins is what I tear. 

Kenny Fahey is it member oj the ._ 
Class <>t 2008. 


20 the bowdoin orient 



October 20-26 


Common Hour with Maxine 
Hong Kingston 

Asian-American writer of both fiction 

and non-fiction, including award-winning 

"China Men." Hook signing to follow. 

Kresge Auditorium, 

Visual Arts Center. 

^2 30- 1:30 pm. 

Homecoming Coffeehouse 

Show i»tt your talent or come watch your 
friends as they take the stage. 

Morreul Lounge. Smith Unic 

" The Multiple Careers 
of Mahatma Ghandi" 

Indian environmental historian 

Ramachandra Cuhra speaks on what 

he i alK one of "the most interesting" 

figures of the 20th century. 

Moulton Union. 

7:30 p.m. 


Hemingway in Cuba 

The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City 

Association presents Hemingway scholar 

Or. Susan Reegal. She will lecture and 

give a visual presentation titled, 

"Ernest Hemingway: His Cuban Years 

and Cuban Home." 

Curtis Memorial Library, 

10 a.m. 


C latch up with new and old friends at the 

annual homecoming bonfire. The featured 

musical guest will be The Spins. 



"Sex and the City" Party 

Join the Bowdoin Women's Association in 
its screening of this popular HBO series. 

8:30 P.M. 




Lighting Walk 

Join Bowdoin Safety and Security in the 
annual lighting walk to examine levels of 

lighting on and around campus. 

A discussion will follow. All are welcome 

to attend this event. 


7:30 - 9 P.M. 

The Longfellows rock out at the October 7 Parents Weekend concert. 

Bobby Guerctte. The Bowdoin Orient 


Flag Football Tournament 

Members of the Bowdoin community 

compete in these friendly, annual games thatj 

promote breast cancer awareness. Presented ! 

by Quinby House and Intramural Sports. 

Farley Fields, 

1 P.M. J 

Joanie Taylor '03 Business Lecture 

Marketing director of a French cosmetic 

company, she will discuss her struggles 

and successes in the business world. 

Open to students only. 

Lancaster Lounge, 

Moulton Union, 

4 -5:30 p.m. 


Be Well at Bowdoin 

Kim Lynch of the Breast Health Center at 

Mid Coast Hospital speaks about risk factors 

and detection of breast cancet. Sign up is 

necessary as attendance is limited. 

Smith Union, 

1 1 :45 a.m. - 1 P.M. / 


Coastal Studies Lecture 

Karl Appuhn of the New York University 

i History department gives his lecture "Public 

Forests, Private Wilderness: The Death of 

Nature in Renaissance Venice." 
Room 107, Kanbar Hall, 
V 7-9 p.m. 


Peter Hayes '68 

Professor of Holocaust Studies at 
Northwestern to deliver Golz Lecture. 

Kresge Auditorium, 

Visual Arts Center, 

7:30 p.m. 





Six-week film series, "On the 
Border: Documentary Perspectives 

on Modern China." 

Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m 


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Bowdoin Orient 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 

The Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly in the United States 

October 27, 2006 
Volume CXXXVI, Number 7 

Next year's first years get taste of Bowdoin 

Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

Lynzie McGregor '09, right, walks on the Quad with two attendees of the Bowdoin Invitational. The event, 
which aims to expand the diversity of the student body, brings prospective students to campus. 

Marine returns 
from Iraq service 

Football to police Super Snack 

Team members to begin 

providing service starting 

November 16 

by Adam Kommel 
Orient Staff 

The Bowdoin College Dining 
Service thinks that you might agree 
to swipe your card at Super Snack if 
a burly football player tells you to do 

The football team will assist the 
checker with security at the entrance 
of Thorne Dining Hall during every 
Super Snack, beginning on 

Thursday, November 16. The date 
marks the first weekend after the 
team's last game. 

The arrangement is a response to 
the recent security issues at Super 
Snack. Several students have snuck 
past the checker's station without 
paying for their meals, and Super 
Snack employees have complained 
of a general disrespect for the staff. 

"Just the size of the guys at the 
door I think that students will lis- 
ten to them if they remind students 
that they have to show their ID or 
that we're closed," Director of 
Dining Services and Bookstore 
Operations Mary Lou Kennedy said. 

It is unclear where the idea for the 
service originated. 

Kennedy said that the idea for the 
service came from David Burgess, 
Thome Hall's service/data coordina- 

The football team co-captain 
Brendan Murphy '07 said that a 
player suggested the idea to the team 
at a team meeting. 

"The football team was looking 
for a volunteer opportunity to help 
improve campus life and we con- 
tacted Dean [of Student Affairs 
Margaret] Ha/lett and Dining 

Please see SNA( 'K, page 4 

Cornell du Houx '06 saw 

action in Fallujah, will 
resume classes in November 

by Beth Kowitt 

Orient Staff 

One trip to Iraq is enough for Alex 
Cornell du Houx '06. 

"One deployment is plenty," said 
Cornell du Houx, who returned to 
Maine with the Alpha Company, 1st 
Battalion, 25th Marines, yesterday 
after a seven-month deployment in 
Fallujah, Iraq. 

Cornell du Houx and his unit of 
about 56 local Marine reservists 
arrived in Topsham where they were 
met by family, friends, the news media, 
and Gov. John Baldacci. 

"It's great to be back in Bowdoin 
and Maine, and I am looking forward 
to catching up with my family and 
friends," Cornell du Houx, who left 
Bowdoin in December 2005 to train 
with his unit, said in an email interview 
from his home in Solon, Maine, with 
the Orient late last night. 

"He looked great and happy to be 
back," said friend Clark (iascoigne 
'08, who was at the Marines reserve 
center in Topsham to greet the unit with 
Frank Chi '07 and Cornell du Houx's 

Cornell du Houx's journey home 
started with the unit being helicoptered 
to Kuwait, followed by a flight to 
(iermany, he said. The Alpha 
Company from there Hew to Bangor 
and then to Camp Pendleton in 
California lor about a week of debrief- 
ing, which included taking classes and 

Courtesy of Alex Cornell du Houx 
Alex Cornell du Houx '06 in Iraq. 

"liberty" — described by Cornell du 
Houx as "basically a day out on the 

The final leg of the journey began on 
Tuesday with a flight to Worcester, 
Massachusetts, and then a bus ride, 
complete with a police escort, back to 
Maine yesterday morning. 

"You miss anything from your fam- 
ily and friends to Bowdoin and any- 
thing as small as the fall leaves," he 
said, adding that after stopping by 
Bowdoin, the first thing he did when he 
got home to Solon was have dinner 
with his family. 

Cornell du Houx said he will be on 
campus visiting friends over the next 
few days and would start classes again 
in about two weeks. His course load 
will include two independent studies 
and a class taken credit/D/fail, which 

Please see MARINE, page'4 

Permit troubles douse Students adjust to tight dorm rooms 
Homecoming bonfire 

by Emily Guerin 
Orient Staff 

Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Ian 
Yaffe '09 received a call from the 
Sagadahoc County Communications 
Center (SCCC), an emergency 
response center used primarily by 
fire and police departments. The dis- 
patcher told him that Randy Nichols, 
director of Bowdoin safety and secu- 
rity, was on the line, though accord- 
ing to Yaffe, the dispatcher was 

"They didn't believe it was actual- 
ly the director of security from 
Bowdoin," Yaffe said. 

Yaffe believed it was a prank call 
at first, but upon realizing that 
Nichols actually was trying to reach 

him, became concerned that there 
was a serious problem. 

It turned out that Nichols was 
after Yaffe, a firefighter in Topsham, 
because the bum permit for the 
Homecoming bonfire had been 
rescinded due to high winds, and 
only the presence of a firefighter and 
a fire truck would allow the fire to go 
on. Nichols wanted to know if Yaffe 
could borrow a Topsham fire truck 
and supervise the bonfire. 

According to Yaffe, the SCCC dis- 
patcher was skeptical. 

"Obviously, they are not familiar 
with the legend that is Randy 
Nichols," Yaffe said. 

Earlier in the evening, Nichols and 

Please see BONFIRE, page 4 



The Orient #oes behind 

the scenes at the Bowdoin 

Bake Shop. 

Page 5 

Residential Life says thai 

dorm capacities should 

return to normal next year 

by Will Jacob 
Orient St ah 

With forced five-person quints in 
Stowe Hall, triples in Brunswick 
Apartments, and triples in Hast and 
West halls, students are adjusting to 
tighter accommodations while the 
College seeks solutions for next year. 

"In general, I haven't heard as 
many complaints from students as I 
might have expected," Director of 
Residential Life Kim Pacelli wrote in 
an email. 

"I have heard that the new triple 
Brunswick Apartments can feel a bit 
cramped for some students and that 
there isn't sufficient storage space for 
students' belongings," Pacelli wrote. 
"Also, some of the rooms in Hast and 
West have drawn some complaints." 

Pacelli explained that this year's 
demand for increased capacity rooms 
resulted from the combination of first- 
year dorm renovations, a shift in hous- 
ing preferences, and more upperclass- 
men choosing to go abroad for the 
spring semester than the fall. 

"The renovations of the first-year 
residence halls undoubtedly present 
[many] of the challenges/' she wrote. 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 

Former quads in Stowe Hall have been converted into quints, forcing 
some students to sleep three-to-a-bedroom. 

"Though we've gained back 
Applcton and Hyde this year, they 
house fewer students than before 
because they now have elevators and 
more generous common areas," 
Pacelli explained. "Also, we're seeing 
overall a greater interest by upper- 
class students to want to live in col- 
lege housing rather than move off 
campus."' she wrote. 

Vmce Karakashian '09 and Jason 
Spector '09 said that their Stowe Mall 
quint has worked out well so far. They 
said that while sophomores general!) 

receive the short end of the stick for 
housing, their room, even with five 
people, offers more space than expect- 


While there were options to live in 
more spacious rooms off campus. 
Karakashian said thai the location 
"really makes up for whatever minor 
inconvenience the space is." 

"We had the option of living in 
Stowe Inn. as well. It's realk nice 
being in the middle o\' campus, and 






Tommy Wilcox, The Bowdoin Orient 

A> the sun get.\ lower on the horizon during the winter, the lack of light can cause students to have symptoms of 
seasonal affective disorder. Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, and the shortest day of the year is December 21. 

Students can get SAD in winter 

by Gemma Leghorn 

Orhm Staff 

No Bowdoin student needs to be 
reminded that New England's win- 
ters are notoriously long, dark and 
cold. The winter months in Maine, 
though occasionally exciting, are 
no exception to the rule. As the 
days become shorter, some stu- 
dents may find that they have a 
case of the winter blues, and some- 
times, seasonal affective disorder 

Seasonal affective disorder is a 
type of depression that is related to 
a lack of light. As the days grow 
shorter and people are exposed to 
significantly less daylight (general- 
ly starting in November), those 
with SAD begin to experience the 
symptoms, which can include 
sleeping and eating more, a reduc- 
tion in productivity, and feeling 
more sadness. 

People affected by the disorder 
can find it hard to get out of bed and 
sometimes experience dread at the 
thought of facing the day, and also 
may have difficulty accomplishing 
their work. 

"It's typically not a disabling 
type of depression, but it can make 
it more challenging to complete 
tasks." said Director of the 
Counseling Service Hemic 

SAD may affect about five per- 
cent of American adults, or close to 
14 million people, according to 
Columbia's Health Internet 
Service. A map by Dr. Norman E. 
Rosenthal, the man who first 
defined the disorder, shows that the 
percentage of people with both 
winter blues (a milder form of 
SAD) and SAD grows with 
increasing latitude. 

There are a number of treat- 
ments and tricks that those who 

"A certain amount of 
hibernation this time of 
year is aetually okay." 

Berate Hershbergcr 

Director of the Counseling Service 

experience SAD can use to allevi- 
ate their symptoms. For example, 
Columbia recommends that people 
use bright colors in their rooms, 
keep their shades and curtains 
open, and do their work by a win- 

Many people also find that ski- 
ing, through a combination of lots 
of sun and exercise, helps them to 
feel significantly better. A week- 
long trip to a sunny climate is an 
even more appealing alternative, 
and is often effective. 

"A week in another place getting 
bathed in light is often enough to 
offset what's' going on in the brain," 
said Hershbergcr. 

Along the same lines, light thera- 
py has also proved to be an effec- 
tive treatment for SAD, and possi- 
bly other types of depression as 
well. This treatment simply requires 
that the person be exposed to spe- 
cial lighting for about 30 minutes 
per day. 

Students interested in purchas- 
ing a light for light therapy can try 
it out first. The Counseling Center 
has a light available that people 
can borrow for five to seven days. 
If it is clear it is helping to allevi- 
ate symptoms, students will be 
encouraged to purchase their own 

Sometimes people feel that they 
are experiencing some of the symp- 
toms of SAD, especially sleeping or 

eating more, even if they do not 
have the disorder. In reality, 
humans, like many other animals, 
do undergo a natural hibernation 
cycle in fall and winter. Often, how- 
ever, people try to circumvent this 
natural rhythm. 

"A certain amount of hibernation 
this time of year is actually okay," 
reassured Hershberger, and said that 
in the case of SAD. sleeping late 
would become a more sustained 

Also, Hershberger noted that 
slight weight gain is not unusual, 
especially because people tend to 
crave carbohydrates to gather more 
energy for the winter. 

Several first years expressed 
being more worried about the cold 
than the darkness, and some were 
surprised to hear how early it gets 
dark. Students who have already 
lived through a Bowdoin winter 
agreed that the winter is long, but 
that it is not all bad. 

"I love waking up on a snowy 
day, mostly because I never got to 
experience snow at home," said 
Sarah Landrum, a sophomore from 
New Orleans. "And there are many 
things you can do to avoid getting 
winter depression, like going out- 
side in the snow when it is sunny, or 
making the most of a snowy day by 
cuddling up with a good book and a 
cup of hot chocolate." 

While it may feel that we have a 
long winter ahead of us, the good 
news is that SAD usually subsides 
before the winter season ends. 
Sometimes it can last through 
March, but often people start to feel 
better just knowing the days are get- 
ting longer again. 

"In Maine, it tends to clear up by 
the winter solstice." Hershberger 

"People usually respond pretty 
quickly when the light is back." 

Maine College Dems 
persist with complaint 

by Bobby Guerette 
Orient Staff 

Even though the staff of the 
Maine Ethics Commission has 
found that there does not appear to 
be an ethics violation by the Maine 
College Republicans, the Maine 
College Democrats are bringing 
their complaint to the full commis- 
sion on Tuesday. 

Last week, Maine College 
Democrats Co-President Oliver 
Radwan. a Bowdoin junior, 
alleged that Maine College 
Republicans Chairman Nathaniel 
Walton violated campaign finance 
laws by improperly working for 
state Sen. Chandler Woodcock's 
gubernatorial campaign while 
also leading the Republicans' 
political action committee (PAC). 
Walton is Woodcock's field direc- 

The commission's seven-person 
professional staff investigated the 
allegations and found that the 
College Republicans' PAC did not 
appear to have made a contribution 
to the Woodcock campaign, 
according to Jonathan Wayne, the 
commission's executive director. 
The commission's staff was told 
that the Democrats planned to go 
no further with the complaint, 
Wayne said. 

However, by Thursday after- 
noon, the Democrats informed the 
staff that they wanted to bring the 
allegations to the full commission. 
The commission is comprised of 
five volunteer members appointed 

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Martha Demeritt, a registrar 
with the commission, confirmed 
that the complaint is on the agenda 
for Tuesday's meeting. The meet- 
ing will take place at 9 a.m. in 

"We are continuing with it 
because we believe an ethics viola- 
tion did occur," Radwan told the 
Orient. "The questions that have 
been investigated so far need to be 
looked at further." 

In a written statement to the 
Orient, Walton took aim at the 
College Democrats. 

"While the Maine College 
Democrats generate frivolous com- 
plaints that waste the time of those 
tasked with ensuring the integrity 
of the electoral process, Maine 
College Republicans are strength- 
ening their statewide organization 
by recruiting record amounts of 
new members, who are playing the 
pivotal grassroots role towards 
finally charting the course of 
Maine's future in the right direc- 
tion on November 7," he wrote. 

The Orient also learned shortly 
before press time early this morn- 
ing that the College Republicans 
will file their own complaint 
against the College Democrats 
today. In a letter to the commission 
provided to the Orient, Walton 
alleges that the Democrats failed to 
file required financial disclosures 
related to comedian Al Franken's 
visits to Bowdoin and Bates col- 
leges last year. 

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Runners and walkers leave Whittier Field during the inaugural "Phlail." 

Race celebrates Soule 

hy Emily Baird 
Staff Writer 

More than 1 50 runners and walkers 
celebrated the legacy of Phil Soule in 
the inaugural 5k "Phlail," a race held 
at Whittier Field on Sunday in honor 
of the late football coach who died in 

The race was won by Paul Johnson 
of Windham, in a time of 16:12, fol- 
lowed closely by Quentin Reeve '07. 
Alex Knapp '07 led the women with a 
time of 19:27. 

The race was only part of the cele- 
bration, which also included the dedi- , 
cation of a boulder at Whittier Field to 
commemorate Soule's life and the 
contributions he made to the College. 
"Boulder" is the nickname of Soule 
given to him by his players. 

"Phil personified the concept of 
Most in generous enthusiasms' more 
than anyone I've ever met," said 
Director of Athletics Jeffrey Ward, 
making reference to former Bowdoin 
President William Dewitt Hyde's 
"Offer of the College." 

"It was a great event. We had about 
1 50 runners spanning 50 years of age 
and over 200 people at the dedica- 
tion," Ward said. 

Soule's wife Mo also participated in 

"It was a wonderful 
opportunity for our 
jamily-to remember 
Phil in a happy way." 

Mo Soule 
Wife of the late Phil Soule 

the events. 

"It was a wonderful opportunity 
for our family — to remember Phil in 
a happy way," Mo Soule said, and 
also described how one runner came 
up to her after the race and explained 
how even though he had never met 
Phil, he was still an inspiration for 
his lbve of life, hard work and dedi- 

"It touched me, helping to keep 
Phil's memory alive," she said. 
"Bowdoin is such a warm and won- 
derful community — it was a great first 
event and we are looking forward to 
next year." 

Proceeds from the event will benefit 
a fund in Phil Soule's name to support 
the professional development of 
Bowdoin's own young coaches. 

Group enters executive 

session to discuss last 

week's Judd visit 

by Travis Dagenais 
Orient Staff 

Secrets were at stake on 
Wednesday night, as Bowdoin 
Student Government (BSG) delib- 
erated over students' confidentiali- 
ty and went into executive session 
during a discussion about Dean of 
Academic Affairs Cristle Collins 
Judd's visit last week. 

Earlier this year, the Bowdoin 
Queer Straight Alliance declined to 
submit a member roster to Student 
Organizations Oversight Committee 
(SOOC) out of confidentiality con- 
cerns. The SOOC typically requires 
clubs to submit rosters in order to 
provide valid measures of group 

Stephanie Witkin '07, vice pres- 
ident for Student Organizations 
and Chair of SOOC. proposed that 
clubs could opt to submit their ros- 
ters to the SOOC chair and or the 
Director of Student Life Allen rather than the entire 
SOOC body if confidentiality were 
an issue. 

Witkin maintained that SOOC 
needed rosters from all clubs in 
order to "provide names behind the 
numbers" and to "provide clarifi- 
cation and proof that actual people 
are in the clubs." 

BSG representatives generally 
agreed with Witkin, adding that the 
idea was not radical and that it 
would benefit BSG to establish 
such a policy, which was subse- 
quently approved by a vote of 19- 

BSG also discussed its commit- 
ment to academic programming, 
reflecting on Judd's presentation at 
last week's meeting. After Alex 
Lamb '07 and Mike Dooley '10 
raised concerns about the produc- 
tivity of that meeting, BSG voted 
overwhelmingly in favor of an 
executive session barring all non- 
BSG members from this discus- 

When the executive session 
ended, the discussion of academic 
issues continued and many repre- 
sentatives said that they fell these 
issues merited a campus-wide 
forum on topics including the advi- 
sor system and the College's cred- 
it/D/fail policy. 

Carolyn Chu '07, vice president 
for Student Affairs, first suggested 
open forums in order to address 
these issues, citing the need to 
advance and develop the discus- 

BSG also brainstormed how it 
could bring professors and students 
into more personal contact. Witkin 
raised the idea of having certain 
departments sponsor meals for 
their majors and professors, while 
Class of 2009 Representative Ben 
Freedman added that seeing pro- 
fessors at dinner enhanced 
Bowdoin's sense of community. 

"It's great seeing professors in the 
dining halls because it shows their 
connectedness with Bowdoin," 
Freedman wrote m an email to the 
Orient after the meeting. 

"To eat at Moulton or Thome 
reveals a professor's commitment 
to Bowdoin and a desire to engage 
in the College's social fabric," he 

BSG also addressed a funding 
requesl from the Student Affairs 
Committee regarding Polar Bear 
Nation (PBN). 

Traditionally, PBN distributes T- 
shirts at sporting events, and over 
the past few years, BSG has helped 
fund this project. In support of the 
proposal, Rob Reider '07 noted 
that supporting PBN would be "an 
opportunity to do something really 
cool, because there's never been 
any organized, 'superfan' involve- 
ment" in athletics. 

BSG Treasurer Rebecca 
Ginsberg '07 indicated, however, 
that sometimes PBN shirts arc 
given to people other than 
Bowdoin students, which is against 
BSG policy, and that many stu- 
dents already own plenty of 
Bowdoin apparel and might not 
appreciate more. 
Other students suggested that 

~ Campus Safety and Security Report: 10/21 to 10/25 

Saturday, October 21 

•A staff member reported that a 
college vehicle parked in the 
Farley lot had been entered and the 
contents disturbed. Nothing was 
reported missing. 

•Smith Union was vandalized 
during the early morning hours. 
Two first floor windows were 
smashed and screens were dam- 
aged on two other windows. The 
building was not entered and noth- 
ing was reported stolen. 

•A student reported his blue and 
gray Roadmaster bicycle stolen 
from the Druckenmiller bike rack. 
The bike had been left unlocked for 
three days. The same bike was 
stolen three weeks ago and recov- 

•A Safe Ride van driver reported 
a domestic dispute in the Coffin 
Street parking lot. A 23-year-old 
Portland man was trying to end his 
relationship with a female student 
when an argument ensued. 

•An intoxicated Maine Hall stu- 
dent passed out and fell face-first 
into the turf at an outdoor event at 
Farley. The student suffered a 

facial cut with heavy bleeding. 
Brunswick Rescue transported the 
student to Parkview Hospital for 
evaluation and treatment. The matter 
has been referred to the dean of stu- 
dent affairs. 

•A student was cited for hosting an 
unregistered event in his fourth floor 
East Hall dorm room. 

•A half-full bottle of whiskey was 
taken from a fifth floor East Hall 
dorm room. The dean of student 
affairs is following up with the room 
residents. Hard liquor is prohibited 
on campus. 

Sunday, October 22 

•An intoxicated Stowe Inn student 
walking on South Campus Drive was 
stopped by security officers. 
Officers assessed his condition and 
then transported him to his residence. 
Officers checked the student twice 
more during the night and deter- 
mined that he was stable and improv- 
ing. The matter has been referred to 
the dean of student affairs and the 
athletics director. 

•A security officer observed an 
intoxicated Hyde Hall student 
attempting to take a locked bike from 

the Coles Tower bike rack. 
Becoming frustrated, the student 
kicked a row of bikes, knocking 
them over. The student's conduct 
was reported to the dean of student 

•Brunswick PD. arrested a local 
man for disorderly conduct during a 
traffic stop in the Dudley Coe park- 
ing lot. 

•A visiting 2005 alumnus reported 
a dispute over a fare with a taxi driv- 

•A false intrusion alarm was 
received at Bannister Hall. 

Monday, October 23 

•An ill student was transported 
from Kanbar Hall to the Dudley Coe 
Health Center. 

Tuesday, October 24 

•A sign in the McLellan parking 
lot was vandalized with graffiti. A 
work order was placed to have the 
graffiti removed. 

•Six empty kegs were stolen from 
the driveway of Crack House on 
Harpswell Street. A male driving a 
maroon Ford Explorer redeemed the 
kegs at Uncle Tom's Market and col- 
lected the deposit. The plate number 

on the Explorer was turned over to 
Brunswick Police and the theft is 
being investigated. 

•A fire alarm that was activated on 
the third floor of Burnett House was 
apparently caused by excessive 
steam from a shower. 

Wednesday, October 25 

•A student field hockey player 
reported the theft of a silver 
Motorola Razor cell phone from the 
turf field at Farley. 

•A faculty member reported a sus- 
picious male riding a bike and carry- 
ing two large trash bags near the craft 
center. A security officer checked the 
area and located a yellow and black 
Mongoose bike and several trash 
bags containing bottles. The bike 
was placed in storage. The suspi- 
cious person was not located. 

•A security officer cited a Stowe 
Inn student for driving around North 
Campus Circle several times at a 
high rate of speed and steering 
toward a grpup of students. A report 
was filed with the dean of student 

— Compiled by the Bowdoin 
Department of Safety and Security. 

Representatives said 
they felt these issues 
merited a general, 
campus wide forum 
on topics including 
the advisor system 
and the College's 
credit/D/fail policy. 

PBN pursue additional sources of 
funding outside of BSG and some 
were concerned that PBN had pre- 
viously not taken an active enough 
role in securing BSG funds. 

Upon final vote, the motion to 
support PBN passed ( 1 3-7- 1 ). Torn 
Parker '07 abstained from both the 
motion to vote and the final vote, 
citing her belief that discussion on 
the issue had not been exhausted. 

Finally, Vice President of 
Facilities William Donahoe '08 
initiated a discussion of upperclass 
housing and its current Haws. 
Donahoe explained that Bowdoin's 
student body keeps growing, yet 
upperclass housing has not 
expanded recently, citing last 
spring's housing crunch as evi- 
dence of the issue. 

"I want to investigate this issue 
early in the year so that we're not 
just reacting to a problem, but 
have a thoughtful response before 
it becomes critical again at a time 
like the Housing Lottery," 
Donahoe wrote in an email to the 
Orient. "It's my responsibility as a 
student representative to pursue 
that concern." 

Last year, BSG approved a pro- 
posal that asked the administration 
to consider new residential options 
for juniors and seniors. The vote 
was 21-3-1, but because the pro- 
posal was presented just before the 
housing lottery, its impact was lim- 

This discussion ended without a 
vote, but many representatives 
agreed that it was worthwhile to 
place the issue at the center of dis- 
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space hasn't been all that much of a 
problem," Spector added 

Based on the number of people 
who entered the housing lottery with 
Stowc Hall as a top choice. Christian 
Adams '09 said he was lucky to 
receive a room and has made do 

"We weren't thrilled with the idea 
of having three people to a bedroom 
again," he said 

"It's not much bigger than a fresh 
man dorm, but we got to pick who to 
room with and wc get along well. It'd 
be great to have more space, hut I 
think it's the people who make the 
difference," Adams said 

As for the Brunswick Apartments. 
Jackie I i '09 wrote in an email that 
while she was initially concerned 
about the space, she understood that 
the squeeze was necessary "to 
accommodate llowdoin's growing 
student population." 

Li explained that she does not feel 
the need lor a larger living space- 
now. Her mam objection to living in 
Brunswick Apartments was how 
unkempt the room was when she 
moved in. 

Overall, however, she said that the 
complaints she's heard about housing 
are minimal and to be expected 

"'It's easy for everyone to say. 
Well, the cost of attending 
Bowdoin isn't exactly low, so 1 
should be living in the most com- 
fortable living space as possible,'" 
she wrote "But if everyone is 
thinking thai then who is going 
to live in the less comfortable 
spaces' Although Bowdoid is an 
extremely small college, pleasing 
every single one of its students 
with lavish housing isn't exactly 

"/Yd be great to have 
more space, but I think 
it's the people who 
make the difference. " 

Christian Adams '09 

practical," Li wrote. 

Pacelli said that housing should be 
more comfortable next year when the 
College completes the first-year 
dorm renovations While Pacelli 
explained that plans are only in the 
preliminary stages, rooms in East and 
West halls are slated to become dou- 
bles, and the other donna should 
return to normal capacity. 

Pacelli added that Residential Life 
welcomes any feedback about hous- 

"Though we will have first-year 
students living in all eight brick resi- 
dence halls, I expect that we will 
have two floors, perhaps one each 
from East and West, available in the 
housing lottery for upperclass stu- 
dents to select." Pacelli wrote 

"We'll continue to look at the 
enrollment projections, as well, to 
determine if and where we'll need to 
continue using the increased capaci- 
ty," she added 

Adams said that he hopes that next 
year's lottery, as an upperclassmen, 
will be better 

"I came from New York City and I 
thought that living in Maine would 
be more spacious," he said 

"I delinitelv didn't think I'd be 
cramped in the middle of Maine, but 
I guess that's what's happened." 

Yaffe wants to be part of bonfire process 

BONFIRE, from page I 

Peter Wagner, associate director of 
alumni relations, had called the 
Brunswick fire department 
requesting a truck, but learned that 
the Brunswick Fireman's Ball was 
being held that evening and that 
therefore no firefighters were 
available to supervise the bonfire 
Aware that Yaffe was a firefighter 
in Topsham, they called him next. 

Yaffe called his deputy chief and 
asked for permission to borrow a 
brush truck, a small fire engine not 
normally used by the fire depart- 
ment. Yaffe said that the request 
was unusual because Topsham 
does not normally supervise bon- 
fires in Brunswick. The deputy 
chief rejected the request, leaving 
Bowdoin 's security and alumni 
affairs offices to inform disap- 
pointed Bowdoin fire-goers that 
the event was cancelled. 

Yaffe. Wagner, and Nichols all 
agreed that the bonfire fiasco was a 
result of a communication break- 
down between the Brunswick fire 
department and relevant officials at 

"If we collectively had gotten 
the word earlier in the day. wc 

'7 was definitely hop- 
ing to come in with a 
big red fire truck and 
save the bonfire." 

Ian Yaffe '09 

would've had the time to hunt 
down Ian Yaffe," Wagner said. 

Trying to secure a fire permit is, 
"not something that you want to 
scramble to," said Yaffe. 

To avoid a bonfire debacle next 
year. Yaffe would like to see the 
College involve him and the four 
other members of the Bowdoin 
community who are firefighters in 
the bonfire process. 

Yaffe said he was disappointed 
that he did not get to attend or 
supervise the fire this year. 

"1 was definitely hoping to come 
in with a big red fire truck and save 
the bonfire." he said. 

Nichols agreed, and was disap- 
pointed that Yaffe was denied an 
opportunity for greatness. 

"He could've been a hero." 

Hazlett commends peer management 

SNACK, from page 1 

Services about this idea and they 
said that behavior at Super Snack 
was becoming an issue, so we 
thought it was a perfect opportuni- 
ty to try and help make Super 
Snack a more secure and enjoyable 
environment [for] the students and 
the staff." Murphy said. 

Hazlen and Kennedy both said that 
one football player helped out at Super 
Snack last year. They did not identify 
him, but noted that his success made 
them very receptive to the team's idea. 

"To have peers managing other 
peers — I just think that's great," said 

Murphy described the volunteers' 
roles as mediators. 

"Ideally it will be two people either 
at the door or sitting inside, and the 
goal is to act as an intermediary 
between the staff and student and tell 
students to calm down if things do 
begin to get out of hand," said 

"I think it's terrific that the football 
team members want to help out in this 
way," said Kennedy. 

Courtesy of Alex Cornell du Houx 
Alex Cornell du Houx '06 signs autographs in Topsham following his return from Iraq. 

MARINE, from page I 

he thinks will make the transition back 
to campus easier since he'll "be able to 
pick up where I left off." 

'Right now it's most important for 
him to take some time to relax and 
decompress," said Gascoigne. "He's 
had a busy seven months." 

Cornell du Houx, who was made a 
corporal while in Iraq, is a 0351 assault- 
man and deals with explosives. He said 
that "there is no typical day in Iraq," 
and that his unit undertook tasks such 
as "convoy security, guard duty, 
patrolling the roads, hitting houses, 
ambushes, manning observation posts, 
(and | other sustained operations." 

"As tar as keeping the peace and sta- 
bility of Iraq in general, one of the 
pressing issues we have as Marines is 

the fact that we arc traditionally trained 
and have the mentality to accomplish 
the mission and destroy the enemy," 
Cornell du Houx said. "However, in 
this war we are forced to act as police. 
It's a hard line to play since you have to 
assume everyone around you is a 
potential threat, yet you have to act 
respectful and pretend that that's not 
what you are thinking." 

He added, "This is different from 
being a police officer where your major 
task is to view the population as if you 
are protecting them, which makes our 
job inherently harder, if not close to 
impossible at times." 

Cornell du Houx, who has been in 
the Marine Force Reserves since com- 
ing to Bowdoin, said that his experi- 
ences in Iraq have given him a broader 

"I have learned a great deal during 
this deployment and it is great to be 
able to experience being in a more lib- 
eral setting such as Bowdoin as well as 
a more conservative environment such 
as the Marines," he said. "However, 
this deployment has not affected my 
political ideology." 

Cornell du Houx, who before leav- 
ing for Iraq was president of the Maine 
College Democrats and director of 
development for the College 
Democrats of America, garnered 
national attention with his deployment 
in March. 

Cornell du Houx now has some time 
off from the military, which will allow 
him to get back into Bowdoin life. 

"Unless Congress says otherwise, 
I'm not required to go back to Iraq for 
two years," he said. 

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The Bake Shop team mixes tasty ingredients 
with good times and country music. 

by Cati Mitchell 
Orient Staff 

Since January, the Bowdoin Bake 
Shop has used 28,080 eggs, 10,900 
pounds of all-purpose flour, 7,080 
pounds of granulated sugar. 4,290 
pounds of margarine, 2,625 pounds 
of chocolate chips, and 1,740 pounds 
of blueberries. 

"We go through a lot of stuff," said 
Joanne Adams, who has been work- 
ing for five years as the head baker at 
the Bake Shop. "It's just an incredi- 
ble amount of stuff." 

For Homecoming Weekend, the 
Bake Shop, which provides baked 
goods for Thome Hall, Moulton 
Union, the Pub, the Cafe, and the C- 
Store, produced over 3,500 cookies 
in two days. 

Along with Adams, the bakery is 
staffed by Assistant Baker George 
Alexander and Baker Dan Williams, 
who have been there for five and 1 5 
years, respectively. When Williams 
arrived at the age of 2 1 , he was the 
youngest employee of Dining 

"When I was a kid, I used to spend 
a lot of time at my grandmother's. 
We were always baking things there, 
from cookies, bars, to family favorite 
Italian holiday items. When I was 
older and able to bake by myself, I 
would always have a cookbook out 
making something," said Williams. 

All of the bakers studied culinary 
arts at Southern Maine Technical 
College before coming to work at 

The Bake Shop also employs six 
students. Typically, student employ- 
ees get to help with all aspects of 
baking, from mixing to frosting to 
scooping cookies. 

"We try to keep it to they're doing 
something different each time." said 

Student employees sign up for a 
position in the Bake Shop at the 
beginning of each year after thev 

have been hired by the Dining 

An average day for the bakers 
begins at 5 a.m., when they make the 
breakfast items: muffins, cinnamon 
rolls, and coffee cakes. Eventually, 
Williams moves on to the breads: 
focaccia, French bread, and Kaiser 
rolls. Alexander starts making cook- 
ies and Adams begins the dinner 

"It was really hard to wake up in 
the morning, but it was tons of fun to 
work with Joanne, Dan. and 
George," said Hilary Imai '09. who 
worked in the Bake Shop last year. 

There are often two or three peo- 
ple working on a single project at one 
time, which makes the work more 
fun for both the students and their 

"We're constantly talking to each 
other," said Adams. "We like to have 
fun with the students." 

Pictures of student employees 
hang from the bulletin board, and 
country western plays on the radio. 

"We have sing-alongs," said 
Adams, adding that the students' 
favorite song to sing is the "Honky 
Tonk Badonkadonk." 

"They love singing that 
song... they only listen to country 
music, it's on 24 hours a day, " said 
Imai. "Joanne sings really loud." 

The student employees have few 
other complaints. 

"It's hard to stand for three hours, 
but I learned new recipes and tech- 
niques," said Imai. "Sometimes 
you'll scoop cookies for a long 
time... it makes me want to eat the 
cookie dough." 

The kitchen is centered around a 
large wooden island. The huge indus- 
trial rack oven holds 20 sheet pans at 
a time. Each sheet pan holds 15 
cookies; each batch of cookies takes 
13 minutes to bake. In under an hour. 
the bakers can produce 1.200 cook- 

The Bake Shop also owns six elec- 

Tommy Wilcox. The Bowdoin Orient 

AIoiik with other baked n* H *i s « the biscotti at the Cafe Ls made in the 
Bowdoin Bake Shop. 

trie mixers, ranging in si/e from five 
quarts (the standard home-kitchen 
si/e) to 60 quarts (big enough to hold 
a person). 

Adams noted that while they are 
"pretty open to student ideas and 
comment cards," a recipe has to be 
practical when it is being reproduced 
thousands of times. 

During the summer, when there 
are fewer students to feed, Adams 
said, "We find it difficult to bake in 
these small quantities!" 

"I don't think all the students real- 
ize that they make almost everything 
from scratch." said Imai. 

The bakers plan for every week in 
advance. Each kitchen provides a 
menu and the Bake Shop picks 
desserts to make according to what 
entrees are being ser\cd. 

"Generally, there's a lot of flexibil- 
ity," said Adams. 

Nutrition is a concern for the bak- 

ers. This school year, they have 
incorporated 25 percent white whole 
wheat Hour into every recipe. 
Produce from the Bowdoin Organic- 
Garden is used when possible; they 
often incorporate it into the zucchini 
bread or carrot cake. 

"We try to buy as much stuff local 
as we can," Adams said. 

The bakers say they appreciate 
Bowdoin students as much as 
Bowdoin students appreciate their 

"We have had students working in 
the Bake Shop for the past four and a 
half years, which we never had 
before during my time at Bowdoin." 
Williams said. "This has been so 
much fun getting to know them and 
work with them. What a great group 
we have had." 

"They really put a lot of love and 
care into the recipes.' said Imai. 
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Senior takes a closer look at Facebook 

by Sam Waxtnan 

While many college students reg- 
ularly pore over Facebook just for 
fun. Karma van Schaardcnburg '07 
is doing her senior honors project 
on it. 

Van Schaardcnburg, an anthro- 
pology major, first became interest- 
ed in the different uses of the inter- 
net and how it changes communi- 
ties when she was in high school 
During that tunc, she completed an 
independent study on censorship 
and its relationship to the internet 

Now. as | senior in college, van 
Schaardcnburg is pursuing her 
interest in internet communities 
through an honors project, which 
will examine how facebook shapes 
the community at Howdoin. She is 
particularly interested in how 
facebook influence! the way peo- 
ple view their communities and 
social networks. 

Van Schaardcnburg will also 
investigate whether facebook con- 
stitutes a public or a private space, 
since people have daily real-life 
interactions with the people they 
have met on facebook. 

finally, van Schaardcnburg will 
look into how accurately users' pro- 
files portray the actual communities 
that they are part of. She will also 
investigate the effects of these 
descriptions, because she said that 
different people have "different 
conceptions of what | facebook j is, 
what it should be used for." 

She will investigate her topic by 
conducting interviews with 
Howdoin students from different 



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She expects that the uses of 
facebook will differ among groups 
of students, depending upon their 
view of how facebook should be 

As a Facebook user herself, van 
Schaardenburg recognizes that she 
must be, in a sense, a subject in her 
study, because her own experiences 
with the social networking site may 
influence her results 

Van Schaardenburg said she 
chose this particular topic because 
it is "culturally pervasive." It is rel- 
evant because facebook, a relative- 
ly new web site, has grown expo- 
nentially to the point that most col- 
lege students use it. She finds it a 
more interesting web site to study 
than other internet social networks 
like MySpace or Craig's List, 
because unlike those networks, 
facebook is not anonymous and its 
setup encourages the dissemination 
of personal information. Because of 
these characteristics, it is more rele- 
vant to investigate from an anthro- 
pological perspective. 

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fact that people can see very person- 
al details about people they know are 
precisely the reasons why facebook 
is so popular. However, there is 
sometimes tension between wanting 
to know about everyone else's lives 

while not wanting to divulge one's 
own personal information. 

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studies about facebook invigorates 
van Schaardenburg. Unlike many 
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4. Make sure you clean in 
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5. Steps 3 and 4 should last no 
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6. Rinse your hands thoroughly 
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7. Dry your hands with clean 
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8. Close off the water with the 
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Wash up! Wash often! And stay 

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Briefel confronts scary movie moments for Bravo 

Tommy Wilcox. 1 he Bowdoin Orient 

Associate Professor of English Aviva Briefel, pictured in her office, is featured 
on Bravo'l latest horror film mmiscrics, "Even Scarier Movie Moments." 

by Joey Cresta 

Bowdoin College students have 
numerous reasons to be proud of 
their school It has the best food in 
the country, a high level of aca- 
demic discourse, and excellent 
professors who are renowed in 
their fields. 

Beginning October 27, Associate 
Professor of English Aviva Briefel 
will be recognized for her expert- 
ise in the area of horror films. She 
will appear on Bravo in the minis- 
cries "Even Scarier Movie 
Moments," where she will offer 
her insight on various horrifying 
moments in the genre. 

Briel'd's experience with horror 
films began with an interest in fear. 
As a child, she says that she was 
scared of "everything." The horror 
film became a test of her will. She 
remembers seeing "The Omen" 
and not being able to sleep at night 

Not allowing horror films to 
have such control over her, she 
turned the watching of films into 
tests how much could she han- 

Apparently, she found that she 
could handle as much as horror 
could dish out. She began to read 
criticisms of the horror genre, 
which further piqued her interest. 
In graduate school at Harvard 

University, she wrote a paper on 
the film "Candyman" that was later 

Briefel has some difficulty in 
choosing a favorite horror film. 
She is partial to George A. 
Romero's work and the film 
"Carrie," while she said that the 
scariest film is the original "Texas 
C'hainsaw Massacre." 

She likened the style of "Texas 
Chainsaw Massacre" to "Night of 
the Living Dead," in that there is 
no safe studio space, with the low 
budget contributing to the feeling 
of unstructured madness. Despite 
numerous re-viewings of the film 
(recently just watched in her 
Horror Film in Context course), 
she says it is still unpredictable, 
repulsive, and representative of 
what a horror film should be — 

The show, set to appear on 
Bravo, is a continuation of a minis- 
eries that appeared in 2004, which 
counted down the scariest horror 
film moments. Briefel also had a 
hand in the making of the original 
miniseries. The director of the 
series contacted her precisely 
because of her knowledge in the 
field of horror. 

She spoke for four hours on the 
subject, drawing freely from 
whichever films she felt con- 
tributed the starkest scary scenes. 
Her influence in the creation of the 

"Even Scarier Movie Moments" 

Bravo, (h 48 on campus 
Friday; October 27: 8 p.m 
Saturday, October 28: 9 p m 
Sunday, Odober 29: 4 a.m. 
Monday, Odober 30: 1 p.m 
Tuesday, Odober 31:3 a.m., 1 1 a.m. 
Wednesday, November 1: 1 a.m. 

first series has led to her inclusion 
on this second round of discussion 
of frightful scenes. 

There is some criticism about 
the series; specifically, that it 
spoils what are deemed to be the 
films' shining moments. However, 
the first series was immensely pop- 
ular and earned numerous re-air- 
ings, which speaks to the desire of 
viewers to engage in public discus- 
sion in a way that creates some dis- 
tance from the horror. 

The "Scary Movie Moments" 
miniseries provides that sepa